Due to an injury, the left-arm pacer was unable to compete in the just-finished Asia Cup. The left-arm pacer, who is anticipated to be in good shape, will try to return to form as soon as possible.
Along with Shaheen, Naseem Shah, who dazzled everyone at the Asia Cup with his bowling antics, is also a part of the team. Veteran hitter Shoaib Malik has not been given a name by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
A knee ailment has forced another senior batter, Fakhar Zaman, who did not have a great experience during the Asia Cup, to join the reserves.
Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad: Pakistan Will Face England In 7 Match T20I
Shan Masood was chosen because of his successful performance in the 2022 County Championship and T20 Blast. Similarly, batsman Haider Ali, who hasn’t played recently for Pakistan, has also been added to the team.
A seven-match T20I series between the Men in Green and England is scheduled to begin on September 20. Pakistan is returning after being humiliated by Sri Lanka in the decisive match of the recently finished Asia Cup.
Babar Azam and the company will want to start the T20 World Cup. That is on a strong note after defeating the Three Lions in the bilateral T20I series. At home as well as New Zealand and Bangladesh in a tri-series in New Zealand. They will meet their arch-rivals in India in their tournament opener.
Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad: Reason Why Hasan Ali & Fakar Zaman Not Available
In the past few years, left-handed top-order batsman Fakhar Zaman has been a crucial member of Pakistan’s T20I team. Fakhar has recently helped Pakistan win numerous T20I matches thanks to his aggressive style of play against fast and spin bowlers. But the left-hander was absent from the T20 World Cup team that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced yesterday.
Pakistan chose Shan Masood for the T20 World Cup instead of Fakhar Zaman. Shan is a left-handed top-order batsman like Fakhar. Albeit he is a touch more steady and conventional in his batting style and is less well-known for his aggression and six-hitting.
Muhammad Wasim, the head selector for Pakistan. He stated yesterday that Fakhar Zaman’s absent from the team for the T20 World Cup. And the England T20I series was due to a knee injury he suffered while participating in the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan (vc), Asif Ali, Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah. Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir