Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to ring in the changes for Pakistan’s upcoming series against Afghanistan with Azam Khan and Imad Wasim the likeliest names to earn a national team recall.
Alongside Azam Khan and Imad Wasim, Usama Mir is also a strong contender to finally get his Pakistan cap in the shortest format of the game.
The trio has impressed in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 8.
Imad, captaining Karachi Kings, sits second in the scoring charts with 328 runs and an impressive strike rate of 176 despite his team’s struggles while Azam Khan is third on the list with 277 runs at a strike rate of 169 and has played some crucial knocks to help bail his side out on numerous occasions.
Usama Mir currently is joint-fourth on the leading wicket-takers list in PSL 8 with 9 scalps.
Azam and Imad have already represented Pakistan in T20 international cricket.
After making his debut against England on July 16th 2021, Azam Khan has not suited up for the side since July 28th 2021 while Imad last represented Pakistan on 11th November 2021.
The all-rounder was also not part of Pakistan’s squad for last year’s T20 World Cup.
There is also a possibility that PCB’s selection panel will rest key players with Shadab Khan, Mohammed Rizwan or even Babar Azam likely to be given time off from international duty.
Pakistan stepped in to take place of Australia for a three-game series against Afghanistan after the Aussies backed out.
The series was then changed from ODIs to T20Is after both teams qualified directly for the 2023 ODI World Cup in India.
PCB will announce the details of the tour soon.