#T20WC24 is scheduled to be played later in the year and so, here is a look at three cricketers that Pakistan need in good form prior to the ICC event that is to be co-hosted by the West Indies and the United States.
Shadab Khan Needs Regain Form Prior To The #T20WC24
Pakistan needs Shadab Khan to regain fitness and form prior to the T20 world cup owing to multiple reasons. For a start, wickets in the West Indies particularly, are expected to assist spinners. Shadab Khan has taken most T20 international wickets for Pakistan. Hence, there is no doubt that Pakistan requires Shadab to be in top form with the ball in hand during the event.
Moreover, Shadab besides being a good fielder is also a handy lower-order batter. His presence in the playing XI allows the green shirts the sort of balance that you need while entering an ICC tournament.
Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi are undoubtedly Pakistan’s finest new ball bowlers in the limited overs format. Hence, Pakistan needs Naseem to regain form and fitness ahead of the much-anticipated event otherwise, the green shirts might struggle to take early wickets.
A Middle-order Batter
Pakistan’s middle-order is visibly very weak. Over the years the likes of Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Mohd. Haris, Asif Ali etc. have failed to cement their place in Pakistan’s most troubled batting numbers of 4, 5 and 6. Hence, it is imperative for Pakistan to finalize and then back middle-order batters who they want to play during the event.