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    Babar Azam to captain Pakistan at U-19 WC

    Lahore: Pakistan on Saturday named Babar Azam as the captain for the Under-19 World Cup in Australia next month, with the selectors naming the same players who recently did well in the Asia Cup tournament.

    Former Test batsman Haroon Rasheed will be the manager, while Sabih Azhar has been retained as the chief coach.

    Pakistan to play a three-match series against Australia before taking part in the World Cup to be held from August 11-26. They have won the tournament in 2004.

    Pakistan Under-19 Squad: Babar Azam (Captain), Sami Aslam, Imam ul Haq, Umar Waheed, Azizullah, Mir Hamza, Ehsan Adil Salman Afridi W/K, Muhammad Nawaz, Syed Faraz Ali, Zafar Gohar, Muhammad Zia ul Haq, Shahid Ilyas, Usman Qadir, Syed Saad Ali.