Hasan Ali, Irfan Khan named in Pakistan Squad for Ireland, England & Wales Tours

May 3, 2024

LAHORE: Karachi Kings celebrate the inclusion of two of their stellar players, Hasan Ali and Mohammad Irfan Khan, in Pakistan’s 18-player squad for the upcoming T20I series against Ireland (10-14 May) and England & Wales (22-30 May).

This squad will later be trimmed to 15 players for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 after the initial T20I against England to meet the ICC’s 24 May deadline.

The men’s national selection committee has recognized the prowess of Hasan Ali and Irfan Khan, both integral members of Karachi Kings, by including them in the squad.

Hasan Ali’s extensive experience and outstanding performance in the HBL Pakistan Super League 2024, where he claimed 14 wickets, make him a formidable asset.

Similarly, Irfan Khan’s exhibition of his abilities during series against New Zealand has helped him retain a well-deserved spot.

The squad for the upcoming tours comprises:

  • Babar Azam (captain)
  • Abrar Ahmed
  • Azam Khan
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Haris Rauf
  • Hasan Ali – Karachi Kings
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Imad Wasim
  • Mohammad Abbas Afridi
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Muhammad Irfan Khan – Karachi Kings
  • Naseem Shah
  • Saim Ayub
  • Salman Ali Agha
  • Shadab Khan
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi
  • Usman Khan

The Men’s National Selection Committee emphasized the robustness of the squad across various cricketing aspects, acknowledging the pivotal role of Hasan Ali and Irfan Khan in Karachi Kings’ new face team and their potential contributions to the national team.

The team is set to depart for Dublin on 7 May following a three-day training camp in Lahore from 4-6 May.

Schedule of matches

  • 10 May – v Ireland, 1st T20I, Dublin
  • 12 May – v Ireland, 2nd T20, Dublin
  • 14 May – v Ireland, 3rd T20I, Dublin
  • 22 May – v England, 1st T20I, Leeds
  • 25 May – v England, 2nd T20I, Birmingham
  • 28 May – v England 3rd T20I, Cardiff
  • 30 May – v England, 4th T20I, The Oval

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