The national selectors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday confirmed the country’s squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from October 17 to November 14.
Pakistan are in Group 2 and will begin their campaign against India on 24 October at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
There are three changes to the updated squad. Sarfaraz Ahmed and Haider Ali have replaced Azam Khan and Mohammad Hasnain respectively, while Fakhar Zaman, who was initially designated as a travel reserve, has swapped places with Khushdil Shah.
National selector Muhammad said, “After reviewing the player’s performance in the highly competitive National T20 and in consultation with the team management, we have decided to include Haider Ali, Fakhar Zaman and Sarfaraz Ahmed in the squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. has decided.” Wasim.
“The three in-form players bring with them a wealth of experience and talent, and provide further stability, balance and strength to the side.”
“It will be tough to miss for Azam, Khushdil and Hasnain but they still have a lot to offer in their careers. They are in our future plans as there is a lot of cricket to be played after the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
A decision on the inclusion of Sohaib Maqsood will be taken after medical advice. The batsman had undergone an MRI scan of his lower back earlier this month.
pakistan team for t20 world cup
Babar Azam (Captain), Shadab Khan (Vice-Captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood
Travel Stores: Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadiri
Player Support Personnel: Mansoor Rana (Manager), Saqlain Mushtaq (Interim Head Coach), Shahid Aslam (Assistant Head Coach), Matthew Hayden (Batting Consultant), Vernon Philander (Bowling Consultant), Cliff Deacon (Physiotherapist), Drikas Simon (Strength and Conditioning Coach) , Abdul Majeed (Fielding Coach), Talha Ejaz (Team Analyst), Col (Retd) Muhammad Imran (Security Manager), Ibrahim Badis (Media and Digital Manager), Dr Najeeb Soumro (Team Doctor) and Malang Ali (Maser)