Earlier this week, Pakistan announced a new squad that included Sarfaraz Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, and Haider Ali
Khushdil Shah has been put on the reserve list, replacing Azam Khan and Mohammad Hasnain Several members of the Pakistani squad for the T20 World Cup have been recalled following a rejig on Friday. T20 World Cup Pak Changes Khushdil Shah replacFakhar, who was left out along with Azam Khan and Mohammad Hasnain. A PCB announcement made just two days before the deadline for submitting the final tournament squads.
It would have completed the new 15 if not for the injury sustained by Sohaib Maqsood during the ongoing T20 National Cup. After receiving medical advice, the PCB will decide whether to allow him to participate.
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An MRI was performed on Maqsood’s lower back after his match against Northern on October 6. Maqsood did not play in the Punjab derby against Central Punjab on Thursday.
In response to performances at the National T20 Cup, some changes expect to the squad, which announced on September 6. Hader call up after just two months of being sent home for violating his Covid-19 contract. Sarfaraz promoted after his impressive performance in the National T20 Cup, which included three unbeaten half-centuries. Azam, meanwhile, benched due to his indifferent form.
Including Fakhar was perhaps less surprising, as the player had already included in the travelling reserves in the initial squad. Khushdil was replacement for him, who was having a tough time at the National T20 Cup due to lack of sustained runs at T20I level.
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In addition to their experience and talent, the three in-form players add further stability, balance and strength to the team, said Mohammad Wasim, chief selector. Khushdil, Hasnain, and Azam can’t be happy about the missed opportunity, but their future holds much promise for their careers. The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia will come after a lot of cricket played.
In addition to providing the players with excellent match practice for the UAE competition, the National Twenty20 also enabled us to closely monitor their progress and make inform decisions for what expected to be a competitive contest.”
Despite recent performances, speculations about squad changes put to rest with these changes. Over the past fortnight, some names tossed around in various circles, although not necessarily among officials.
Among the players considered for a call-up were Sahibzada Farhan, Aamer Yamin, and Shoaib Malik. It’s off the table for now, but injuries to the final squad members could mean further changes in the future.
As part of the T20 World Cup, Pakistan will begin play on October 24 against India. Games against New Zealand and Afghanistan will follow, along with two qualifiers.