Lahore. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday announced a 15-member squad for the World Twenty20. But just hours after the announcement, head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Yunus resigned. This is being considered as a big push for the team. Babar Azam has been made the captain of the team. But senior batsman Shoaib Malik has found a place in the team. Malik is the only Pakistani batsman to score 10,000 runs in T20I. The matches of the tournament will be held from 17 October to 14 November.
Fakhar Zaman was also not included in the 15-member squad. He has been included as a reserve player. That means they can play only if the player gets injured. Fakhar Zaman is the only Pakistani batsman to score a double century in ODIs. Recently, there was news that Babar Azam wanted to give Shoaib Malik a place in the team, but the selectors were not in favor of giving Malik a place in the team. According to them, he is older. But 40-year-old Mohammad Hafeez has been given a place in the team.
Only batsman John has managed to score more than 10,000 runs.
Speaking of T20, only 4 batsmen in the world have been able to score more than 10,000 runs. It also includes Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik. Malik has scored 10774 runs in 431 matches, scoring 66 half centuries. Speaking of T20 Internationals, Shoaib Malik has scored 2335 runs in 116 matches with 8 half-centuries. Apart from that, he also took 28 wickets. Malik has taken 152 wickets in the overall T20. The Pakistani-born former Pakistan captain has played 355 Tests and 27 ODIs.
Fakhar Zaman has scored a century in T20
Speaking of T201-year-old left-arm batsman Fakhar Zaman’s overall T20 career, he has scored 390 runs at an average of 2 of 1 in one match. He has scored a century and 28 half centuries. Speaking of T20 Internationals, Fakhar scored 1021 runs in 53 matches at an average of 22. Has made 50 half centuries. He played 3 Tests and 53 ODIs for Pakistan. India and Pakistan are in the same group in the World Cup.
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Pakistan squad for T20 World Cup: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Maqsood, Azam Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Shahdab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Af Hasnain, Shaheen Mohammad.
Reserve players: Fakhar Zaman, Usman Qadir, Shahnawaz Dani
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