HARARE: Pakistan captain Shahid Khan Afridi on Sunday won the toss and elected to bat in the first Twenty 20 international against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club.
Pakistan have included uncapped players Imran Khan jnr, Aamer Yamin and Bilal Asif in their squad for the Twenty20 matches, which take place on Sunday and Tuesday.
With a World Twenty20 coming up next March, Waqar hinted that the new players would receive an opportunity to showcase their skills on the international stage ahead of the 2016 showpiece in India.
“Every team is looking to that World Cup, and that s what we re trying to do as well,” he said.
“That s why we re bringing youngsters in to have a look at them and see what our best team can be for the World Cup.”
Zimbabwe XI: Chibhabha, Raza, Masakadza, Ervine, Williams, Chigumbura (capt), Mutumbami (wk), Jongwe, Utseya, Cremer, Panyangara.
Pakistan XI: Shehzad, Mukhtar Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi (Capt), Imad Wasim, Rizwan (wk), Wahab Riaz, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Khan.