Pakistan spinner Shadab Khan looks upbeat to play against New Zealand
The youngster took to his Twitter account and posted a selfie.
Published - Dec 29, 2017 9:31 pm | Updated - Dec 29, 2017 9:31 pm
The Pakistan cricket team, of late, has enjoyed tremendous success. And much of the credit is owed to their wicketkeeper-captain Sarfraz Ahmed. The gloveman has done a brilliant job behind the stumps, which saw the Men in Green win the Champions Trophy earlier this year by defeating arch-rivals India in the finale.
The Pakistan team will now face Oceania opponents New Zealand in a limited-over affair. The team from the subcontinent arrived today for 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is slated to be played between January 6 and 28. And it seems like Pakistani spinner Shadab Khan, could not contain his excitement over Pakistan’s latest challenge and took to Twitter to express his eagerness.
The 19-year-old, who will be joining the team after concluding his three-match stint with the Brisbane Heat at the Big Bash League, was hopeful to ‘continue’ the team’s ‘winning streak in ODIs.’
The youngster took to his Twitter account and posted a selfie with a caption saying, “Excited about my first series in New Zealand. Very different conditions will get to learn new things here. Hope to continue our winning streak in ODIs. Keep supporting us.”
You can see the Tweet below
Excited about my first series in New Zealand. Very different conditions, will get to learn new things here. Hope to continue our winning streak in ODIs. Keep supporting us pic.twitter.com/7kcjMhw9Ca
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) December 29, 2017
Pakistan to miss the services of Junaid Khan and Imad Wasim
The Pakistan batting lineup also has got a major depth after the arrival of Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf. Playing against the Kiwis in foreign condition would be a challenge, but the team looks all prepared for it. However, the loss of speedster Junaid Khan and spinner Imad Wasim will take a toll on Pakistan’s imperial bowling attack.
ODI SQUAD: Sarfraz Ahmed, Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Hafeez , Haris Sohail, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Nawaz, Muhammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Rumman Raees and Amir Yamin.
The T20I squad will be announced later.