LAHORE: Pakistan seamer Hasan Ali has been rested and former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed left out of the squads for this month’s white-ball series at home to West Indies, the country’s cricket board said yesterday.
Pakistan are due to host West Indies for three Twenty20s and three one-day internationals, all in Karachi, starting from Dec. 13.
Chief selector Muhammad Wasim said Hasan had been given some time off.
“In consultation with Hasan Ali and taking into consideration that he has been playing non-stop cricket since returning from a back injury, we have decided to give him time off from this series,” Wasim said.
Pakistan named a 15-member squad for the T20 matches, also leaving out all-rounders Shoaib Malik and Imad Wasim.
Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah and Mohammad Wasim Jr were included in the 17-member ODI squad, with Abdullah Shafique named a travelling reserve.