Pakistan cricket selectors have named the 15-player squad for the upcoming Twenty20 Internationals (T20I) towards New Zealand and England, and the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2021.
The seven dwelling T20Is in Lahore and Rawalpindi will likely be performed from September 26 to October 14, whereas Pakistan will proceed to tackle India in a battle of former champions of their ICC Males’s T20 World Cup opener in Dubai on October 24.
Home performers Asif Ali and Khushdil Shah have been drafted into the facet to supply extra firepower within the middle-order.
The 15-player squad contains 5 batters (Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez and Sohaib Maqsood), two wicketkeeper-batters (Azam Khan and Mohammad Rizwan), 4 all-rounders (Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jnr and Shadab Khan) and 4 quick bowlers (Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain and Shaheen Shah Afridi).
Travelling reserves are Fakhar Zaman, Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadir.
Asserting the squad at a presser, Chief Selector Muhammad Wasim stated: “Whereas choosing the squad, we have now tried to cowl all our bases by catering for the fashionable day model of T20 cricket that will likely be required to carry out impressively within the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup. This contains trusting the talents, abilities and expertise of the gamers to carry out in a high-pressure international match in circumstances which might be acquainted to us, in addition to trying on the groups we’ll play in Group-2 matches.”