Pakistan Cricket Board have announced their 15 member squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021 scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman later this year.
The likes of Asif Ali and Khushdil Shah have been recalled for the marquee event, while experienced players like Shoaib Malik ,Wahab Riaz and former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed have been omitted from the squad.
The team will be captained by Babar Azam and Shadab Khan has been named as his deputy. Pakistan have been placed alongside India, Afghanistan, and New Zealand in Group B of the tournament.
Pakistan will open their T20 World Cup campaign against arch rivals India on October 24 in Dubai. Fakhar Zaman, Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadir will be travelling with the team as reserves.
Pakistan’s T20 World Cup Squad
Babar Azam (c), Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Azam Khan (wk), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Shadab Khan (vc), Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi.