Updated on January 13th, 2023
Pakistan Cricket Board’s central selector Muhammad Wasim Monday declared a 15-Members Squad for the impending World Twenty20. A similar team will likewise play against New Zealand and England.
The crew for the World Cup appears to need capability and validity, particularly in the batting lineup with Pakistan stayed generally subject to Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan as it were. Muhammad Hafeez might give Pakistan batting some sound help and any remaining decisions would just add to Pakistan’s troubles as demonstrated previously.
Azam Khan, Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah and Sohaib Maqsood have so far shown a few looks at their batting ability in the homegrown occasions and T20 associations and that too in tits and pieces with no consistency. Nonetheless, none of them has played any trustworthy or vital innings at whatever point they got a possibility at the worldwide level.
Particularly Asif Ali has demonstrated over and over that he is very pointless for the group on the worldwide stage. Asif played his 29th and last T20I for Pakistan against Zimbabwe prior in April and midpoints were simply 16.38. Khushdil Shah has a 21.66 normal in his nine T20Is.
Then again, Azam Khan has been drafted as a wicket-guardian batsman instead of Sarfaraz Ahmed. Truth be told, in a large portion of the homegrown and association T20s, Azam scarcely assumed this part and the absence of his wellness shows his ungainliness in the field too.
Shoaib Malik stays undesirable again however his quality might have given a lift to Pakistan’s center request considering the occasion is being played on the UAE pitches.
The selectors have set Fakhar Zaman in the save crew however he might have demonstrated a lot of deadly and a preferred decision over the above group of four players.
Despite that, the selectors have asserted that they have chosen an accomplished, even and imposing 15-player crew for the impending Twenty20 Internationals against New Zealand and England, and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
The 15-player crew incorporates five hitters (Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez and Sohaib Maqsood), two wicketkeeper-hitters (Azam Khan and Mohammad Rizwan), four all-rounders (Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jnr and Shadab Khan) and four quick bowlers (Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain and Shaheen Shah Afridi).
The seven home T20Is in Lahore and Rawalpindi will be played from 25 September to 14 October, while Pakistan will continue to take on India in a skirmish of previous bosses in their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup opener in Dubai on 24 October.
15 Selected players for the cricket Squad
- Babar Azam (captain, from Central Punjab)
- Shadab Khan (vice-captain, from Northern)
- Asif Ali (from Northern)
- Azam Khan (wicketkeeper, from Southern Punjab)
- Haris Rauf (from Northern)
- Hasan Ali (from Central Punjab)
- Imad Wasim (from Northern)
- Khushdil Shah (from Southern Punjab)
- Mohammad Hafeez (from Central Punjab)
- Mohammad Hasnain (from Sindh)
- Mohammad Nawaz (from Northern)
- Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper, from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
- Mohammad Wasim Jnr (from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
- Shaheen Shah Afridi (from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
- Sohaib Maqsood (from Southern Punjab)
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