Pakistan’s team for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022, which will take place from October 16 to November 13, was named by Chief Selector Mohammad Waseem on Thursday.
Pakistan has been one of the most consistent teams to date, having won the championship in 2009 in the United Kingdom, advanced to the final in 2007, and participated in the semifinals in 2010, 2012, and 2021.
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Along with fast bowlers Mohammad Wasim Junior and Shaheen Shah Afridi, top-order batsman Shan Masood has been selected for the 15-player World Cup team for the first time, while the three travelling reserves are Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, and Shahnawaz Dahani.
Wasim Junior, who sustained a side strain during the ACC T20 Asia Cup, has been added to the team after fully recovering from the injury. Shaheen, who is in London receiving treatment for a knee injury and is anticipated to begin bowling again early next month, will join the team in Brisbane on October 15.
Pakistani Men’s T20 World Cup Team (changes to the team are permitted up until October 15 without the Event Technical Committee’s approval
Pakistan Squad for T20 World Cup:
- Babar Azam, the captain from Central Punjab,
- Shadab Khan, the vice-captain from Northern,
- Asif Ali
- Haider Ali
- Haris Rauf
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Khushdil Shah
- Mohammad Hasnain
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Mohammad Rizwan
- Mohammad Wasim Junior
- Naseem Shah
- Shaheen Shah Afridi
- Shan Masood
- Usman Qadir
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Traveling reserves: Shahnawaz Dahani, Mohammad Haris, and Fakhar Zaman, all from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Sindh).
The World Cup-bound team will compete in the T20I tri-series in Christchurch from October 7–14 with Bangladesh and New Zealand as the other competing teams before their arrival in Brisbane on October 15.
We have a team that can do well at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, according to chief selector Muhammad Wasim. Since practically the same group of players has been a part of the T20I squad following the 2021 World Cup in the UAE, we have shown faith and confidence in them.
“Since November 2021, these guys have performed effectively, and as a result, we have won nine out of our past 13 T20Is.
Since we made an investment in these cricket players, it is only right that they are given the chance to compete in the World Cup, an event for which they have been working hard to get ready.
We had to make sure that these guys had support and continuity, and we have done just that.
“We are hearing good news about Shaheen Shah Afridi, who will probably start bowling again early next month.”
All of the players who will travel for the World Cup have been named by the selectors, with the exception of Fakhar Zaman and Shaheen Shah Afridi, for the seven-match T20I series against England.
According to their plan to reward top players, the selectors have replaced them with Northern’s all-rounder Aamir Jamal and Sindh’s unidentified spinner Abrar Ahmed.
Along with Shan Masood, Muhammad Wasim added, “I want to congratulate Aamir Jamal and Abrar Ahmed for receiving their first calls to the national team.
Both Aamir and Abrar have been chosen because we think they have what it takes to represent Pakistan at the highest level, and I have faith that they’ll deliver if given the chance.
Additionally, Fakhar Zaman has been given a break from the England T20Is so that he may heal from the knee injury he suffered in the final when he landed awkwardly while fielding.