Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad announcement Live Updates: The Pakistan Cricket Board have announced the men’s squads for the 2022 T20 World Cup next month in Australia. While Babar Azam will lead the side, Shadab Khan will be his deputy in chief. Shaheen Shah Afridi has returned after missing out the Asia Cup owing to injury. Naseem Shah, who made his T20I debut for Pakistan in Asia Cup has also been added to the squad for the World Cup. Here are the details
Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad announced
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir
Reserves: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani
Babar Azam and co were the semifinalists in the UAE edition last year, after winning all their group stage matches against India, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Namibia and Scotland. It was only in the final four fixture in Dubai that the eventual world champions bested Pakistan to set up a final against New Zealand.
Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 Squad Announcement Live: Shan Masood is in!
In an interview to Geo TV, he had spoke about the revival in white-ball cricket. ““It is true that I wasn’t playing white-ball cricket the way it was required earlier but I didn’t limit myself, I didn’t stop and instead I opted to analyse my game and find ways to improve it. If you limit yourself thinking that you can’t do beyond this then you’re an enemy of yourself. Several factors contributed to my improvement in white-ball cricket, most importantly is playing PSL for Multan Sultans.”
“Last couple of years have taught me a lot, from losing place in Pakistan team to losing captaincy of Multan Sultans and losing my place in the PSL playing XI, and then eight months back when my sister passed away – I realised life is beyond just cricket.”
“I am enjoying whatever I am playing. I can’t play for all my life so I have to enjoy the moment that is with me”
Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 Squad Announcement Live: Fakhar Zaman among reserves!
Perhaps the biggest name missing out the 15 player squad for the T20 World Cup is that of Fakhar Zaman. The Pakistan number three has been added among reserves for the World Cup and rested for the seven match England T20I series. Here is what Chief Selector Muhammad Wasim had to say on the matter.
“Fakhar Zaman has also been rested from the England T20Is so that he can recover from the knee injury he sustained when he landed awkwardly while fielding in the final.”
Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 Squad Announcement Live: Squad for England T20Is!
Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Aamir Jamal, Abrar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood and Usman Qadir.