Pakistan’s #T20WC squad was announced after 3 changes were introduced in the original touring party a few days back. Eventually, the selectors had to make a fourth change following the unavailability of Sohaib Maqsood owing to reasons concerning his fitness. So, now that we know who is on board, here is a look at if there is room for at least two more changes in the 16 member T20 world cup squad.
So, What’s Pakistan’s #T20WC Squad
Pakistan’s squad for the T20 world cup comprises of the following cricketers.
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, Shoaib Malik.
Traveling reserves – Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadir.
Shahnawaz Dahani Ahead Of Haris Rauf
Haris Rauf hasn’t really been impressive during the last few months while Shahnawaz Dahani has been simply phenomenal in the domestic circuit. Hence, it makes sense to swap Haris with Dahani in order to add X-factor to Pakistan’s bowling.
Kamran Ghulam Or Sharjeel Khan Ahead Of Asif Ali
Asif Ali has failed more often than not throughout his international career and so, either Kamran Ghulam or Sharjeel Khan could have provided a better option to Pakistan’s upper order that heavily depends on Babar Azam and Mohd. Rizwan. Sharjeel perhaps didn’t find a place in the side because the new chairman i.e. Ramiz Raja isn’t in favor of selecting players with a tainted past. Still, Kamran Ghulam who recently scored a century in the National T20 cup should have been considered to represent the country in the prestigious ICC T20 world cup. Alternatively, Pakistan could have also tried the in form Iftikhar Ahmed ahead of Asif Ali who is yet to show maturity i.e. required at the international level.