T20 World Cup 2022: All the teams are gearing up for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia next month. With almost all the nations announcing their squads for the tournament, Pakistan also announced their team. On Thursday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced a 15-player squad for the upcoming mega tournament. The T20 World Cup will start in less than one month.
Mega event will start on October 16, with eight teams playing for four spots in the Super 12, along with the other top eight teams. It comes down to a 12-team tournament in the end, just like the last edition, and the top four teams will play in the final. The defending champions, Australia, will be defending their title on their home soil.
Pakistan Squad for T20 World Cup 2022
The Pakistan selection committee has picked the same team that played in the Asia Cup 2022. Although they have made a few changes in the squad. Premium pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi returns to the squad after his knee injury. Another pacer, who was ruled out of the Asia Cup, Mohammad Wasim Jr., makes it into the squad. But the big setback for the team is that Fakhar Zaman is not fit.
The left-hander is struggling with his knee injury and is not part of the 15-member squad. Although he has been picked in the reserves, his selection will depend on his injury. Shan Masood has earned his maiden T20I call after some consistent performances in the domestic circuit.
Despite doing well in the Asia Cup, pacer Shahnawaz Dahani is also not part of the squad and he is in reserve. Notably, the talk of picking Shoaib Malik and Sarfaraz Ahmed was just a rumour as both veterans didn’t feature in the team. Instead, Pakistan has gone with the trio of Asif Ali, Khusdil Saha and Iftikhar Ahmed. Haris Raud, Naseem Saha, and Mohammad Hasnain are the other pacers in the team.
Squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (Vc), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Haider Ali, Shan Masood, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Usman Qadir
Reserve: Fakhar Zaman, Shahnawaz Dahani and Mohammad Haris (wk)
Group and Schedule for Pakistan
Pakistan, being a top team in the T20 format, has automatically qualified for the “Super 12” stage. But they are placed in Group , when it comes to grouping in Super 12. They are with India, South Africa, Bangladesh and two of the qualifying teams in the group. Pakistan will play five group games in total. On October 23, they will open their campaign against arch rivals India at the MCG.
|India vs Pakistan||Melbourne||Sunday||October 23||1:30 PM|
|Pakistan vs B1||Perth||Thursday||October 27||4:30 PM|
|Pakistan vs A2||Perth||Sunday||October 30||12:30 PM|
|Pakistan vs South Africa||Sydney||Thursday||November 03||1:30 PM|
|Pakistan vs Bangladesh||Adelaide||Sunday||November 06||9:30 AM|
Batsmen record in T20 World Cup history (Current Squad)
Pakistan won the T20 World Cup in 2009. They also ended as the runners-up in the inaugural edition in 2007. Pakistan ended the last T20 World Cup in the UAE in the top four. That shows how well they have performed when it comes to big tournaments. And the prime reason is the availability of some of the world’s best batsmen. So let’s check out the performance of batsmen for Pakistan (current squad) in the T20 World Cup.
Bowlers record in T20 World Cup history (Current Squad)
|Shaheen Shah Afridi||2021-2021||6||24.0||7||3/31||7.04|
|Sri Lanka Squad||Pakistan Squad||Australia Squad|
|West Indies Squad||Bangladesh Squad||England Squad|
|South Africa Squad||India Squad||New Zealand Squad|
|Zimbabwe Squad||Ireland Squad|