Pakistan announced three changes in Pakistan’s #T20WorldCup2021 squad today however, senior batsman Shoaib Malik was overlooked again.
Shoaib Malik Not Considered Again In Pakistan’s #T20WorldCup2021 Squad
Chief Selector PCB, Mohd. Wasim announced today that Azam Khan and Mohd. Hasnain have been dropped from Pakistan’s T20 world cup squad and that Sarfaraz Ahmed and Haider Ali have replaced them. Moreover, it was also revealed that Fakhar Zaman who was initially named as a travel reserve has swapped places with Khushdil Shah.
Furthermore, as expected Saqlain Mushtaq has been appointed as the country’s interim head coach for the ICC event that begins later in the month.
So, What’s The Squad Like Now?
Pakistan’s squad for the mega event comprises of the following players and support staff.
Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood.
Traveling reserves – Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadir.
Player Support Personnel:
Mansoor Rana (manager), Saqlain Mushtaq (interim head coach), Shahid Aslam (assistant head coach), Matthew Hayden (batting consultant), Vernon Philander (bowling consultant), Cliffe Deacon (physiotherapist), Drikus Saaiman (strength and conditioning coach), Abdul Majeed (fielding coach), Talha Ejaz (team analyst), Col (retd) Muhammad Imran (Security Manager), Ibrahim Badees (media and digital manager), Dr Najeeb Soomro (team doctor) and Malang Ali (Masseur)
Can We Still Have More Changes?
Sohaib Maqsood has picked up a back injury and so, another change cannot be ruled out till the point an update is available on the severity of his fitness concern. Hence, a possible return of Shoaib Malik cannot be ruled out as of now.