Pakistan name new faces in white-ball squad to face Sri Lanka

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Pakistan may blood some fresh faces during their white-ball series against Sri Lanka later this month after they named three uncapped players in their ODI and T20I squads on Wednesday.

Veteran skipper Bismah Mahroof will once again captain Pakistan during the three ODIs and three T20s to be held in Karachi, with experienced duo Diana Baig and Aliya Riaz also named in both squads along with young seamer Fatima Sana.

The most notable absentees from the squad are Javeria Khan and Nahida Khan, with the experienced duo left out after both featured during the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand earlier this year.

Wicketkeeper-batter Gull Feroza appears the most likely to earn her first cap after she was named in both 15-player squads, while batter Sadaf Shamas (ODI) and leg-spinner Tuba Hassan (T20) could also come into contention for a debut.

ODI squad:

Bismah Maroof (captain), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Ghulam Fatima, Gull Feroza, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin and Sidra Nawaz.

T20I squad:

Bismah Maroof (captain), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Gull Feroza, Iram Javed, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal and Tuba Hassan.

Pakistan v Sri Lanka schedule:

24 May – First T20I

26 May – Second T20I

28 May – Third T20I

01 Jun – First ODI

03 Jun – Second ODI

05 Jun – Third ODI

(Agencies)