Pakistan made a single adjustment for Australia’s 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, switching Fakhar Zaman and Usman Qadir. Fakhar has replaced Usman in the starting XI, bringing the total to 15. Qadir suffered a hairline fracture to his right thumb during the T20I match against England on September 25 in Karachi. Pakistan’s Squad for T20 World Cup includes Fakhar Zaman is the news of the day! Read out the complete details.
Pakistan’s Squad for T20 World Cup includes Fakhar Zaman
For the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia in 2022, Pakistan made one change, switching Fakhar Zaman and Usman Qadir. With Usman sent to the bench, Fakhar has been added to the starting lineup of 15.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed the news, saying that Qadir is still recovering from a hairline fracture on his right thumb sustained in the T20I against England on September 25 in Karachi.
There is no way to choose the leg-spinner before October 22. The team management will evaluate Fakhar’s fitness on October 17 and 19 during the two warm-up matches against England (October 17), and Afghanistan (October 19), both of which will take place in Brisbane after Fakhar and Shaheen Shah Afridi arrives there from London on Saturday.
Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Shan Masood.
Travelling reserves: Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadir.
Schedule of Pakistan’s matches at World Cup:
- October 23 — vs India, Melbourne
- October 27 — vs winner Group B, Perth
- October 30 — vs runner-up Group A, Perth
- November 3 — vs South Africa, Sydney
- November 6 — vs Bangladesh, Adelaide