Pakistan Tour of South Africa
Pakistan to tour South Africa to play 3 ODIs and 4 T20Is against them. The series will start from April 2 till April 16. Pakistan has announced the squad for the T20I side. Muhammad Hafeez and Sharjeel Khan are included in the team. The series is scheduled to take place next month. Chief Selector of PCB Pakistan Cricket Board Muhammad Wasim announced the news on Friday. After the tour against South Africa Pakistan will play against Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe. They will play two tests and three T20Is against Chevrons. Sharjeel Khan is making his comeback after 2 years. He was banned from cricket for spot-fixing. Yasir Shah will not be the part of Test squad due to injury. Shahnawaz Dahani is also called up for Test series. The T20Is squad includes Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Waseem Jr, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali, Arshad Ali, Usman Qadir.
West Indies secured the first one day after Shai Hope played an excellent knock against the Sri Lankan team. The One Day matches are being played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. West Indies claimed an 8 wicket victory over the Sri Lankan team. Shai Hope scored an amazing 110 runs and came back to his old form. Shai Hope also received the man of the match award. Sri Lanka scored a total of 232 runs at the end of 48th over. The top scorer for the Sri Lankan team was D Gunathilaka who scored 55 runs and was declared out of obstructing the field. West Indies chased the total target in the 47th over. The Umpires of the match were Joel Wilson and Gregory Brathwaite.
Ravichandran Ashwin dream to play in the Twenty20 World Cup could not be fulfilled. He is not the part of the Indian Squad for the T20Is. Virat Kohli said on Thursday that there is no spot for the spinner in the Indian Squad. He played an important role in the victory against the English team. He played for the Indian team in the T20Is in 2017 and till from then he is dropped from the shortest format. He is currently the active Indian player with the most wickets. He also performed very well in the last edition of IPL. Washington Sundar is playing very well that is the reason he cannot be the part of the squad. India will host the T20I world cup which will take place this year in October-November.