- ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021
Pakistan has announced their preliminary fifteen men ICC T20 cricket world cup 2021 squad list on 6th Sep 2021, under the captaincy of Babar Azam. The squad consists of five batsmen, two wicketkeeper-batters, four all-rounders, and four fast bowlers. Mohammad Amir is not part of the world cup squad of the Pakistan cricket team although he performed well in some previous league matches.
Surprisingly, Asif Ali is included in this 15 men squad and cricket fans in Pakistan are very angry about this decision by PCB.
The selectors have ignored the experienced Shoaib Malik altogether even though he performed really well for Pakistan in previous world cups. Sarfraz Ahmed is not part of the team anymore but 2 Wicket keepers are there in the team, Muhammad Rizwan and Azam Khan.
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Sharjeel Khan could not impress the selectors despite his good performance in the PSL. Also, Sohaib Maqsood was preferred over Fakhar Zaman due to his ability to perform anywhere in the top order. But Fakhar will still be a part of Reserve Players.
Two young exciting bowlers, Mohammad Hasnain and Mohammad Hasnain are part of the squad. 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.
Shaheen Afridi is a relatively experienced counterpart and has taken 118 wickets in 90 T20I matches.
Mohammad Hafeez is an experienced player in the Pakistani team squad for the T20 cricket world cup 2021 and will provide stability to the middle order. He has enough experience of this big event and can guide the youngsters in the squad.
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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.”
Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Pakistani squad:
Captain: Babar Azam
Vice-Captain: Shadab Khan
Wicket Keeper(s): Mohammad Rizwan & Azam Khan
15 Member Squad: Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, Sohaib Maqsood, Azam Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Reserve Players: Fakhar Zaman, Usman Qadir, and Shahnawaz Dahani.