PCB announces the 15-man squad for the Under-19 World Cup – Cricket News Update

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PCB announces the 15-man squad for the Under-19 World Cup – Cricket News Update
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the 15-man squad for the upcoming Under-19 World Cup and has retained the right-handed opening batsman from Lahore, Babar Azam, as the captain.
The mega event will be played next month in will play a three-match one-day series against the Aussies.
The U-19 Green Shirts were the joint-winners of the recently concluded Asia Cup 2012, with the final ending in a tie against arch-rivals,, at Kuala Lumpur. PCB has just made one change in that squad as the left-arm spinner,
Zafar Gohar will take the leg-spinner, Akhtar Waheed’s place.
The team manager,, who is also the youth-development manager at the National Cricket Academy, expressed that the selectors wanted to stick with the same combination, which is the reason why they have not made massive
changes in the squad.
"We have decided to with the similar squad to avoid pressing panic button. We have a wonderful opportunity to play a series against the hosts before going into the World Cup games," Haroon expressed. "Pitches and the outfield
are generally harder in Australia so the matches (three one-dayers) will help our bowlers to adapt to the conditions in a better way."
The likes of Sami Aslam, Imam-ul-Haq (the nephew of the former Pakistan captain, and Umar Waheed have been doing exceedingly well of late.
The former Test cricketer is optimistic about his team’s chances in the world-event due to the youngsters’ recent performances.
"The combination overall is balanced. They have produced good results since the tour earlier this year as each and every boy is responding and contributing to the team success," he added,
Pakistan Under-19s World Cup squad, Saad Ali.
Previously, Pakistan has won two junior World Cups, clinching the tournament in 2004 and 2006, under the captaincy of respectively.



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