Pakistan Squad for T20 World Cup 2022: Shaheen Afridi Back In Squad

Pakistan Squad for T20 World Cup 2022: Wait is over for the Pakistan Cricket fans as on 15 September 2022, Pakistan Cricket Board announced their squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022.

Pakistan had a great time in the Asia Cup 2022, they reached the final but lose there by 23 runs to Sri Lanka.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 is starting on 16 October in Australia, with the group stage round. Super 12 round will start on the 22 October. Super 12 is divided into two groups, Pakistan is in Group B with India, Bagladesh, South Africa and other teams who wuld confirm their spot after playing the qualifer round.

Australia , India, Afghanistan, South Africa, England and Bangladesh has already announced their Squad for the T20 World Cup. You can check out the India Squad here…

Pakistan will play their first match against their biggest rival India on October 23 in MCG, Melbourne stadium. In the Asia Cup 2022, Pakistan played two matches against India and was tied 1 – 1. India won the first match and Pakistan equals the score after winning the second match in the Super 4 stage.

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Pakistan's Squad for T20 World Cup Announced
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We have a team that can perform strongly in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 – Mohammad Wasim

Mohammad Wasim has shown confidence in their team’s performance in the World Cup while talking about their squad. Here is what he said:

“We have a team that can perform strongly in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022,” chief selector Mohammad Wasim said. 

“That’s why we have shown faith and confidence in almost the same set of players who have been part of the T20I squad post the 2021 World Cup in the UAE.

“These players have performed well since November 2021 and that’s why we have won nine out of our last 13 T20Is. We have invested in these cricketers and it is fair to them that they get the opportunity to show their mettle in the World Cup, an event for which they have been preparing and training hard.

“We needed to ensure continuity and support to these players, and that’s precisely what we have done. We are receiving encouraging reports about Shaheen Shah Afridi, who is likely to resume bowling early next month,” he added.

Mohammad Wasim, Pakistan Chief Selector

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Pakistan Squad for T20 World Cup 2022

Pakistan Squad for T20 World Cup 2022
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T20 World Cup 2022 Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir

Reserves: Fakhar Zaman (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Haris (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and Shahnawaz Dahani (Sindh).

Check out the official announcement by the PCB…

Pakistan left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi is back in the squad who was out from the Asia Cup 2022 due to a right knee ligament injury. Fakhar Zaman is out from the World Cup squad and is added to the reserves after his failure in Asia Cup with the bat. He scored only 96 runs in six matches with a strike rate of 103.23.

Shah Masood and Haider Ali got a recall, added to the WC squad. Shah Masood had good form in the T20 Blast in England.

Also read: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Schedule, Teams, Squads, Points Table

T20 World Cup 2022 Pakistan Schedule

Pakistan will play one match with each of the teams in their group, the first match with their biggest rival India on 23 October at MCG, Melbourne. Here is the complete Pakistan Schedule for T20 World Cup 2022:

Sun 23 OctoberIndia vs PakistanMCG, Melbourne
Thu 27 OctoberPakistan vs Winner Group BPerth Stadium, Perth
Sun 30 OctoberRunner Up Group A vs PakistanPerth Stadium, Perth
Thu 03 NovemberPakistan vs South AfricaSCG, Sydney
Sun 06 NovemberPakistan vs BangladeshAdelaide Oval, Adelaide

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