Azhar, Nauman, Abbas, Imran to Lead as PCB Announces Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2021-22 Squads:
The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced the squads of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2021-22. Members of the World T20 Squad are obviously not included in the squads. Moreover during this period, Saud Shakeel led Pakistan Shaheens will also travel to Sri Lanka hence plenty of young stars will not be seen in action during the initial phase of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2021. Apart from these players, veteran players like Khurram Manzoor and Kamran Akmal were not picked by their teams hence they will also not be seen in action during the event.
Experienced middle order batsman, Fawad Alam will lead the team of Sindh in this edition of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. Defending champions Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be led by Iftikhar Ahmed after his heroics in the recently concluded National T20 Cup 2021. Co defending champions, Central Punjab will be led by senior batsman Azhar Ali. Balochistan will be led by Pakistan’s Test Team opener, Imran Butt. All Rounder Nauman Ali will lead Northern, while Mohammad Abbas will be seen leading Southern Punjab. The tournament will begin on 20th October 2021, while the final of Quaid e Azam trophy will be played from 25-29 December.
Following are the complete squads of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2021-22:
Balochistan Team: Imran Butt (c), Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Akbar-ur-Rehman, Amad Butt, Ayaz Tasawar, Bismillah Khan (wk), Gohar Faiz, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Raza-ul-Hasan, Taj Wali, Umaid Asif, Yasir Shah (Subject to Fitness)
Central Punjab Team: Azhar Ali (c), Abid Ali, Ahmed Bashir, Ahmed Shehzad, Bilal Asif, Bilawal Iqbal, Ehsan Adil, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Junaid Ali (WK), Mohammad Saad, Muhammad Akhlaq (wk), Saad Nasim, Saif Badar, Waqas Maqsood and Zafar Gohar.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Team: Iftikhar Ahmed (c), Aamir Khan, Adil Amin, Ashfaq Ahmed, Asif Afridi, Imran Khan Snr, Israrullah , Khalid Usman, Musadiq Ahmed, Nabi Gul, Niaz Khan, Rehan Afridi (wk), Sahibzada Farhan, Sajid Khan, Sameen Gul and Tahir Khan.
Northern Team: Nauman Ali (c), Aamir Jamal, Aqib Liaqat, Ather Mehmood, Faizan Riaz, Mohammad Huraira, Mubasir Khan, Munir Riaz, Musa Khan, Nasir Nawaz, Rohail Nazir (wk), Sarmad Bhatti, Umar Amin, Umar Waheed, Usman Khan Shinwari and Waqas Ahmed.
Sindh Team: Fawad Alam (c), Asad Shafiq, Ashiq Ali , Hasan Mohsin , Khuzaima Bin Tanvir, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Asghar , Mohammad Hasan (wk), Mohammad Hasnain , Mohammad Suleman, Mohammad Taha, Saad Khan, Shan Masood, Sharjeel Khan , Sohail Khan and Tabish Khan.
Southern Punjab Team: Mohammad Abbas (c), Aamer Yamin, Ali Usman, Azam Khan (wk), Hassan Khan, Imran Rafiq, Mohammad Ilyas , Mohammad Imran Randhawa, Mohammad Junaid, Naved Yasin, Tayyab Tahir, Umar Siddiq (wk), Waqar Hussain (wk), Yousaf Babar, Zain Abbas and Zia-ul-Haq.