Pakistan strengthen their batting with change to T20 World Cup squad

Pakistan have bolstered their batting line-up for the upcoming ICC Males’s T20 World Cup as leg-spinner Usman Qadir has been dropped from the principle squad. The Pakistan cricket crew selectors have bumped up Fakahar Zaman from their record of T20 WC 2022 reserves within the 15-player squad. The southpaw will change Qadir, who has didn’t get well sufficiently from an damage.

Qadir sustained a hairline fracture on his proper thumb in the course of the seven-match T20I sequence towards England in Karachi on September 25. The 29-year-old has now been deemed unfit for choice earlier than October 22.

In the meantime, Zaman was initially named as a travelling reserve for the showpiece occasion in Australia after hurting his knee within the closing of the 2022 Asia Cup T20 towards Sri Lanka. After recovering from damage, Zaman is now in line to play towards India in Pakistan’s first match on the 2022 T20 World Cup in Melbourne on October 23.

The left-handed batter might solely rating 96 runs off six innings on the Asia Cup, however the 32-year-old did smash a powerful half-century towards Hong Kong within the Group A fixture. He additionally has 71 T20I caps to his identify and gives Pakistan captain Babar Azam with an alternative choice to make use of of their center order.

Pakistan’s squad for T20 World Cup 2022 [Updated]:

Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood.

Rahul Diyashi
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