Mohammad Haris has been assigned the duty of leading Pakistan A in the upcoming Emerging Men’s Asia Cup 2023, which will be exciting news for Pakistan cricket fans. From July 14 to July 23, eight teams will compete in the tournament, which will be held in Sri Lanka.
In a 15-person squad that includes talented players like Saim Ayub, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Mohammad Wasim, among others, The team will be coached by Grant Bradburn.
Harris, who recently played for Pakistan in a home series against New Zealand in the senior T20I squad, provides significant experience to the squad. He has already played in five ODIs and nine T20Is for the senior team.
Meanwhile, Omair Yousuf, the vice-captain of the team, has not yet donned the national colors despite enjoying a strong domestic record. Yousuf proved his ability to play with an average of 43.33 in 40 first-class games. Omair has 1158 runs at an average of 32.16 in 41 matches of List A cricket.
Yousuf made the highest number of runs for Pakistan A on their Zimbabwe Tour
Yousuf made the most runs for Pakistan A on their recent tour of Zimbabwe, with 275 runs during four unofficial ODI matches. Despite losing the series 4-2, Yousuf put on an excellent performance. Along with India A, Nepal, and Sri Lanka A, Pakistan A, the defending champion, has been included in Group A for the Emerging Men’s Asia Cup 2023.
On July 14, they play Nepal A, then on July 16, they face their Indian counterparts, and on July 18, they play Sri Lanka A. These fixtures serve as the first matches of their campaign. The semifinals, which will be held on July 23, will include the top two teams from each group.
The 2023 Asia Cup is expected to be a fascinating competition overall, with a focus on developing emerging players and giving them a stage to shine. All eyes will be on Mohammad Haris and Co as they attempt to leave their mark and elevate Pakistan cricket to new heights.