In a typical Pakistan style, selectors announced Pakistan squad for World T20, which will be held in India from March 8th, with full of surprises. Pakistan have selected four players who are yet to make a debut in the T20I format. They are Khurram Manzoor and Babar Azam, fast bowler Rumman Raees, and allrounder Mohammad Nawaz. Meanwhile, fast bowler Mohammad Irfan makes a comeback to the squad after missing out on recently concluded T20 series in New Zealand. Pakistan
Meanwhile, fast bowler Mohammad Irfan makes a comeback to the squad after missing out on recently concluded T20 series in New Zealand.
Ahmed Shehzad, along with batsmen Shoaib Maqsood; wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan, and senior fast bowler Umar Gul were the main absentee from the squad which toured New Zealand in January.
Squad: Shahid Afridi (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Khurram Manzoor, Rumman Raees
In the World T20 0216, Pakistan are placed in Group 2 along with neighbour and arch-rival – India, Australia, New Zealand, and one of the qualifiers.
Here’s Pakistan’s full schedule at World T20 2016:
Wed, 16 Mar – Pakistan v Q1A, Kolkata.
Sat, 19 Mar – India v Pakistan, Dharamsala
Tue, 22 Mar – New Zealand v Pakistan, Mohali
Fri, 25 Mar – Pakistan v Australia, Mohali