Pakistan Squad list for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, Fakhar misses out and Shaheen Afridi is back

The Selection Committee of Pakistan has announced a 15-member squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia starting this October. Pakistan’s pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi is back after an injury just before the start of the Asia Cup 2022 and Fakhar Zaman had a rough phase during the Asia Cup, so the committee replaced him with Haider Ali but will be part of the standby list.

Shaheen Afridi, Pakistan
Shaheen Afridi, Pakistan

Last year, Pakistan went to the semifinal of the T20 World Cup 2021 and lost their match against Australia. For the 2022 season, Pakistan has done 6 changes as compared to the last one and they are currently ranked 4 in the ICC Men’s T20I ranking. Ahead of the upcoming world cup, Pakistan will be playing a 7-match T20I series against England scheduled from 20th September to 2nd October 2022.

Pakistan squad for ICC T20 World Cup:

Babar Azam (Captain), Shadab Khan (Vice-captain), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir.

Roles

Wicket Keepers:

Mohammad Rizwan

Batsmen:

Babar Azam (C), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Shan Masood and Khushdil Shah.

All-rounders:

Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Mohammad Wasim.

Bowlers:

Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Usman Qadir, and Mohammad Hasnain.

Standby

Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, and Shahnawaz Dahani