Shoaib Malik Likely To Added to Pakistan T20 World Cup 2021 Squad
Experienced cricketer Mohammad Hafeez got a place in the World Cup squad, but Shoaib Malik did not get a place. However, experienced all-rounder, Shoaib Malik is likely to be added to the Pakistan T20 World Cup squad 2021.
The selectors are going to make this change due to the disappointing performance of some cricketers in the squad for the ongoing National Twenty20 Cup. They have already met with captain Babar Azam in this regard.
According to PCB sources, two batsmen Azam Khan and Shoaib Maqsood could lose their places in the World Cup squad. These two are not able to perform in the ongoing National T20 Cup.
Azam Khan has so far scored only 35 runs at an average of 11.75 in 3 matches in the National T20 Cup. On the other hand, Shoaib Maqsood has scored 42 runs at an average of 14 in the same number of matches.
Chief selector Mohammad Wasim sat down with captain Babar Azam on Tuesday night. He also advised the cricketers in the World Cup squad to play fearless cricket. Experienced all-rounder Shoaib Malik could be added if Azam Khan and Shoaib Maqsood are dropped from the squad. However, he has scored 24 runs in just one match in the National T20 Cup.
Apart from Azam Khan and Shoaib Maqsood, the place of pacer Mohammad Hasnain has also been questioned. However, he has so far taken 4 wickets and 60 runs in 2 matches in the National T20 Cup. Shahnawaz Dahani, who is also in reserve, has performed with the ball but has not yet been able to shine with the bat.
Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad 2021
Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Azam Khan, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Shoaib Maqsood.
Fakhar Zaman, Shahnewaz Dahani and Usman Qadir.
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