Following Pakistan’s poor performance against Sri Lanka in the T20 Asia Cup 2022 final, cricket fans and followers are likely hoping for significant roster changes in the near future. Injury issues plagued the team throughout the tournament. And the pacers suffered cramps in a few games. It led to a collapse in the middle of the batting order. There must be some surprises in the squad for the upcoming Twenty20 International series against England. Particularly in the top-order batting and bowling positions. Read out the complete details about PAK VS ENG down below with us!
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In an interview with ESPN, veteran sports journalist Abdul Majid Bhatti speculated that the team’s wicketkeeper, Mohammad Rizwan, might be benched for the upcoming series against England. Sarfaraz Ahmed and Mohammad Harris will compete to be the team’s wicketkeeper. Sarfaraz made an impressive comeback for Sindh in the current National T20 Cup. With a 141.91 slugging percentage and 193 runs scored, the right-handed batter is ranked fifth in the tournament.
Mohammad Harris of KP has scored 100 runs six times during the National T20 Cup. The talented young wicketkeeper could be in line to succeed Rizwan. “Rizwan might be given rest, and Sarfaraz and Harris are in contention to replace him for the England series,” the journalist told Geo Super. If Rizwan is allowed to rest, Fakhar Zaman will be able to play in his preferred position (opening). Fakhar, who batted third, scored 96 runs in six games. Iftikhar Ahmed and Khushdil Shah have been underperforming and will be replaced.
“Iftikhar and Khushdil will be dropped from the squad,” Bhatti said, adding that the team may also consider finding someone to replace Asif Ali. Shan Masood, on the other hand, is a strong contender for the fourth spot on the team. Because of his recent run-scoring success, he predicted that number four batter Shan Masood would make the team this time around.
Balochistan’s Shan has 96 runs in the current National T20 Cup while batting fourth for his team. When the English arrived, The English team will arrive in Karachi on September 14-15. They will begin preparations for their long-awaited (after 17 years) tour of Pakistan on September 16. England and Pakistan will play Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in Karachi on September 20, 22, 23, and 25, and in Lahore on September 28, 30, and October 2.