Pakistan names T20I squad for one-off England match, rookie Ammad Butt makes the cut

PTI, Sep, 02 2016

Karachi: Pakistan have picked rookie all-rounder Ammad Butt in the 13-member T20 squad, which will play a one-off Twenty20 International against England on 7 September in Manchester.

A lot will rely on Mohammad Amir if Pakistan has to win the T20I against England. AFP

A lot will rely on Mohammad Amir if Pakistan has to win the T20I against England. AFP

The selectors have retained 10 cricketers who are currently playing in the one-day series in England.

It will be the first time wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed will be leading Pakistan in a T20 International after being named captain in May following the stepping down of Shahid Afridi in the wake of Pakistan's disastrous performance in the World T20 in India in March.

Ammad Butt, 21, has made the squad despite playing just six T20 matches at home and having limited experience of seven first class games. He was a member of the Pakistan 'A' side, which recently toured England but didn't produce any outstanding performance.

Pakistan squad: Sarfaraz Ahmed (Capt), Khalid Latif, Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Emad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Ammad Butt, Mohammad Aamir, Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan.

Published Date: Sep 02, 2016 | Updated Date: Sep 02, 2016

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115