Fakhar Zaman out of T20 World Cup squad with knee harm, Shan Masood referred to as up

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A knee harm has seen Fakhar Zaman miss out on Pakistan’s squad for the 2022 T20 World Cup, whereas Shan Masood, who’s but to play a T20I, has been referred to as up.

Fakhar was named as one of many travelling reserves, although, together with Mohammad Haris and Shahnawaz Dahani.

Shaheen Shah Afridi, who’s presently sidelined with a knee harm, was named in the primary squad as Pakistan look to get him slot in time for the worldwide occasion. Mohammad Hasnain, in the meantime, edged out Dahani.
There have been no wholesale modifications to the aspect that performed the Asia Cup earlier this month. Usman Qadir stored his place regardless of enjoying only one match within the match and restricted match-time previous to it.

Afridi and Fakhar have been additionally absent from the 18-member roster for the upcoming seven-match T20I sequence towards England.

“Fakhar Zaman has additionally been rested from the England T20Is in order that he can recuperate from the knee harm he sustained when he landed awkwardly whereas fielding within the remaining [of the Asia Cup],” chief selector Mohammad Wasim stated.

A PCB launch acknowledged: “Afridi is predicted to renew bowling early subsequent month and can be part of the squad in Brisbane on October 15. Wasim Jr has been included after recovering fully from the aspect pressure he suffered throughout the Asia Cup.”

Adjustments might be made to the squad until October 15, while not having the approval of the World Cup’s technical committee.

Masood is a part of the squad for the England sequence as effectively, whereas allrounder Aamer Jamal and legspinner Abrar Ahmed have acquired maiden worldwide call-ups. Each impressed within the ongoing Nationwide T20 Cup. The primary match of the sequence is on September 20 in Karachi, which can host 4 video games in whole earlier than the sequence strikes to Lahore for the ultimate three matches.

After the England sequence, the group will head to New Zealand, the place they play a T20I tri-series towards New Zealand and Bangladesh in Christchurch from October 7-14.

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Pakistan play their first World Cup match towards India on the MCG on October 23. They will even play New Zealand, Afghanistan and two qualifiers within the group stage earlier than the highest two sides go to the semi-finals.

T20 World Cup squad: Babar Azam (capt), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir
Reserves: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani

England sequence squad: Babar Azam (capt), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Aamer Jamal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Haris, Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir, Abrar Ahmed

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