#PAKVSA: A Look At The Possible Playing XI Ahead Of The T20 Series

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#PAKVSA T20 series is all set to begin from tomorrow and so, here is a look at the possible playing XI ahead of the opening encounter.

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Fakhar Zaman, Sharjeel Khan, Mohd. Rizwan, skipper Babar Azam and veteran Mohd. Hafeez are likely to feature as Pakistan’s top batsmen through out the series. The inclusion of Sharjeel Khan in the playing XI (i.e. if that happens) will most definitely make way for a change in batting number for Babar Azam and Mohd. Hafeez.

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All-rounders

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Mohd. Nawaz and Faheem Ashraf are likely to shoulder the responsibility of providing balance to the playing XI as all-rounders. Mohd. Nawaz’s role particularly as a batsman would be under the scanner as the left-hander hasn’t really delivered with the bat as such.

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Bowlers

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Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi are likely to lead Pakistan’s pace attack while leg-spinner Usman Qadir is almost certain to play all three games after Shadab Khan was ruled out of the series owing to an injury concern.

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The Likely Playing XI

The likely playing XI then should include the following players.

Sharjeel Khan, Mohd. Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohd. Hafeez, Mohd. Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir.