Pakistan has announced their final fifteen and three reserve players in the men ICC T20 cricket world cup 2022 squad list on 15th Sep 2022, under the captaincy of Babar Azam. The squad consists of five batsmen, one wicketkeeper-batter, three all-rounders, and six bowlers. Mohammad Sharjeel & Shoaib Malik are not part of the world cup squad of the Pakistan cricket team although they performed well in some previous league matches.
Surprisingly, Khushdil Shah is included in this 15 men’s squad and cricket fans in Pakistan are very angry about this decision by PCB.
Two Wicket keepers are there in the 18 members team, Muhammad Rizwan and Mohammad Haris.
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Sharjeel Khan could not impress the selectors despite his good performance in the PSL and National T20 Cup. Also, Fakhar Zaman was demoted into the reserve member squad list for T20 World Cup 2022.
Mohammad Hasnain couldn’t perform well in previous matches of the Asia Cup but selectors still believe in him. During Pakistan Super League, Shane Watson rated Mohammad Hasnain the fastest bowler he had ever faced. He has already made an impact through his speed and ability to take wickets but he lost track a bit in Asia Cup 2022.
Shaheen Afridi & Haris Rauf are relatively experienced pacers. Shaheen has 47 wickets in 40 T20I matches and Haris has got 50 wickets in 41 matches.
Shab Masood is a consistent player and is included in the Pakistani team squad for the T20 cricket world cup 2022 and will provide stability to the middle order.
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Chief Selector Muhammad Wasim said: “While selecting the squad, we have tried to cover all our bases by catering for the modern-day brand of T20 cricket that will be required to perform impressively in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. This includes trusting the abilities, skills, and experience of the players to perform in a high-pressure global tournament in conditions that are familiar to us, as well as looking at the teams we will play in Group-2 matches.”
Captain: Babar Azam
Vice-Captain: Shadab Khan
Wicket Keeper(s): Mohammad Rizwan & Mohammad Haris
Head Coach: Saqlain Mushtaq
Batting Coach: Mohammad Yousuf
Bowling Coach: Shaun Tait
Fielding Coach: Abdul Majeed
Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Pakistani squad:
15 Member Squad: Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir, Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Reserve Players: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, and Shahnawaz Dahani.