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Former Pakistan cricket captain Mohammad Hafeez shared a cryptic post after Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim received calls from the PCB for the T20I s eries  against New Zealand. Notably, Amir and Wasim received their first call since 2020 and 2023, respectively as the team is set to host New Zealand for a series of five T20Is this month. Pacer Mohammad Amir and all-rounder Imad Wasim had recently come out of their international retirement, for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in June 2024. 

Soon after they decided to come out of retirement, the PCB called them for the upcoming tour, which got the cricket regulating body on fans’ and experts’ radars. A few hours after the announcement, former Team Director Mohammad Hafeez shared a cryptic post on his social media, seemingly taking a dig at the Pakistan Cricket Board. Hafeez tweeted, “#RIP Pakistan domestic cricket”

Pakistan announces squad for five T20Is against New Zealand

Pakistan's national men's selection committee announced Pakistan’s squad for the five-match series against New Zealand. The team not only saw Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim making their comeback in the team but also has Babar Azam returning to the captaincy. The team also has two uncapped batters, Muhammad Irfan Khan and Usman, who found themselves in the national team after impressive performances in the Pakistan Super League. 

Pakistan squad for New Zealand T20Is: Babar Azam (captain), Abrar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Muhammad Irfan Khan, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usama Mir, Usman Khan, Zaman Khan

Non-travelling reserves: Haseebullah, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sahibzada Farhan, and Salman Ali Agha