Pakistan omit Javeria Khan from training camp for Sri Lanka series; Ayesha Naseem named in 26 probables
Former skipper Javeria Khan has been omitted from the list of 26 players as Pakistan announced the squad for the preparatory camp for the six-match limited over series against Sri Lanka on Thursday (April 28). Captain Bismah Maroof, Aliya Riaz, Diana Baig and Fatima Sana won’t be part of the camp as they will be participating in the FairBreak Global T20 Tournament starting from May 1. Young Ayesha Naseem will also feature the camp after being omitted from the World Cup 2022 squad.
The 12-day training camp at the Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre in Karachi will be conduction from May 7 to May 18, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a release. Left-arm spinner Nashra Sandhu is also out with an shoulder injury, while Nahida Khan is another omission from the side that featured in the World Cup 2022.
Javeria, who captained Pakistan in the absence of Maroof when the latter was on her maternity break, played only one match during the World Cup. A groin injury kept her out of a few matches, but didn’t make it back to XI during the tournament even after she was declared fit. Nahida, on the other hand, featured in four matches and could only amass 92 runs.
17-year-old Naseem, who impressed everyone in her short T20I career, is also back in the mix alongside Kainat Imtiaz, who missed out on the World Cup due to injury. Those who are part of the FairBreak Global tournament will join the squad on May 17 ahead of the series.
All the matches will be played at the Southend Club in Karachi starting with the the T20Is from May 24.
Squad: Aiman Anwer, Anam Amin, Anoosha Nasir, Ayesha Bilal, Ayesha Naseem, Ayesha Zafar, Ghulam Fatima, Gull Feroza, Iram Javed, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Najiha Alvi, Natalia Pervaiz, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Rameen Shamim, Sadaf Shams, Sadia Iqbal, Shawaal Zulfiqar, Sidra Ameen, Sidra Nawaz, Tasmia Rubab, Tuba Hassan, Umme Hani, Waheeda Akhtar, Yusra Amir
Support staff: David Hemp (Head coach), Saleem Jaffer (Bowling coach), Waqar Orakzai (Assistant coach), Saboor Ahmad (Strength and Conditioning coach), Rifat Asghar Gill (Physiotherapist), Dr Muhammad Khurram (Doctor) and Zubair Ahmed (Analyst)
May 24 – First T20I
May 26 – Second T20I
May 28 – Third T20I
June 1 – First ODI
June – Second ODI
June 5 – Third ODI