Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman. (Picture by Mike Hewitt/Getty Pictures)

Babar Azam-led Pakistan have made a change of their squad for the forthcoming T20 World Cup marketing campaign as Fakhar Zaman swaps locations with Usman Qadir.

Leg spinner Usman Qadir was dominated out of the Tri-series towards New Zealand and Bangladesh whereby they ultimately clinched the title. Qadir sustained a thumb fracture whereas fielding within the match towards England within the T20I collection performed at dwelling in Pakistan.

It was anticipated that the participant would return to the squad for the marquee event in Australia. Nevertheless, the Pakistan Cricket Board have formally introduced the exclusion of the leggie as he’s but to get well from the hairline fracture on his proper thumb.

Moreover, it’s understood that the participant can’t be made obtainable for choice earlier than October 22. This meant that the door for Fakhar to hitch the Males in Inexperienced was large open. The participant will arrive in Brisbane from London together with Shaheen Afridi, who additionally was recovering from an damage that saved him on the sidelines, on Saturday (October 15).

Furthermore, Fakhar will be part of the squad and will probably be obtainable for picks within the warm-up matches towards England on October 17 and Afghanistan on October 19. The workforce administration will additional assess the left-handed batter’s health to play him additional on within the marquee event.

Pakistan are to play arch-rivals workforce India within the opening match of their T20 World Cup marketing campaign, a fixture they gained virtually precisely a yr in the past in the identical stage. Whereas Rohit Sharma-led India will search redemption as they lock horns, Babar Azam and Co. will stay optimistic concerning the outcome.  

Pakistan’s up to date squad for T20 World Cup 2022

Pakistan squad: 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.

Touring reserves: Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadir.