Lahore, September 15, 2022: Pakistan’s cricket selectors today announced their squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022, which will be held from October 16 to November 13. In seven previous tournaments, Pakistan has been one of the most consistent teams ever, with a record of winning the tournament in England in 2009, reaching the final in 2007, and appearing in the semi-finals in 2010, 2012, and 2021.
The 15-member World Cup squad includes top batsman Shan Masood and fast bowlers Mohammad Wasim Jr. and Shaheen Shah Afridi in the shortest format squad for the first time, while Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, and Shanawaz Dahani travel. They have been named as three of the reserves.
Shaheen, meanwhile, is in London rehabbing a knee injury and will resume bowling early next month before joining the team in Brisbane on October 15.
Pakistan’s squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup: (Changes can be made without the approval of the Events Technical Committee until October 15.)
Babar Azam (captain) (Central Punjab), Shadab Khan (vice-captain) (Northern Province), Asif Ali (Northern Province), Haider Ali (Northern Province), Haris Rauf (Northern Province), Iftikhar Ahmadge (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) Khushdil Shah (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Hasnain (Sindh). Mohammad Nawaz (Northern), Mohammad Rizwan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Wasim Jr. (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Naseem Shah (Southern Punjab), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Shan Masood ( Balochistan), Usman Qadir (Central Punjab), etc.
Traveling reserves Fakhar Zaman (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Haris (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Shanawaz Dahani (Sindh).
Before arriving in Brisbane on October 15, the World Cup teams will participate in the T20I Tri-Series in Christchurch from October 7-14.
Chief Selector Muhammad Wasim: “We have a team capable of performing strongly at the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Therefore, we have shown confidence and trust in our players, who are almost identical to the T20I squad after the 2021 UAE World Cup.
“Since November 2021, these players have performed well, which is why we have won 9 of the last 13 T20Is. We are invested in these cricketers, and it is only fair for them to get the opportunity to show their skills in the World Cup, an event they have worked so hard to prepare and train for.
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