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Asia Cup 2018: Mohammed Hafeez, Yasir Shah dropped from Pakistan squad

Pakistan will begin their Asia Cup 2018 campaign with a league game against Hong Kong on September 16 at 5:00 pm (IST)

File photo: Pakistan's captain Sarfraz Ahmed, front, celebrates with teammates winning the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at The Oval in London.
File photo: Pakistan's captain Sarfraz Ahmed, front, celebrates with teammates winning the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at The Oval in London.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selectors dropped seasoned campaigners Mohammed Hafeez and Yasir Shah from the Sarfraz Ahmed-led 16 member squad for the Asia Cup 2018, to be played in the United Arab Emirates from September 15. The selection committee headed by the new PCB chairman Ehsan Mani has however added a couple of rookies in 18-year-old pacer Shaheen Afridi and opener Shan Masood for the six-nation tournament. The rest of the squad remains unchanged from Pakistan's last five-match One-day International (ODI) series against Zimbabwe. Pakistan begin their Asia Cup campaign with a ...