Tuesday’s first ODI against Netherlands will mark the ODI debuts of pacer Naseem Shah and all-rounder Salman Ali Agha.
In Rotterdam, the opening game of the three-ODI series, which is a part of the ICC Super League, will take place.
The pair expressed confidence in their ability to contribute throughout the ODI series after speaking with the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Agha expressed his excitement for his debut. “It is a dream come true to represent Pakistan; I can’t possibly put into words how I feel; this is the best feeling I have ever known.”
He continued, “I’m grateful to the management and it’s a happy occasion for me and my family.”
Naseem, who has played for Pakistan in 13 Test matches, said, “I have been through this before, and it’s kind of the same feeling. “I have both happy and sad memories of making my Test debut, and I’m experiencing a little of both right now.”
On August 18 and 21, the host team will play again against fourth-ranked Pakistan. With 90 points, the guest team is in fifth place. The goal for Babar’s team will be to win all three games in order to move up to second place in the standings.