Pakistan, one of the 16 teams participating in the 2021 T20 World Cup, will be eyeing their second men’s ICC T20 WC title – here’s the complete squad, including reserve players, replacements and injury updates.
In all, Pakistan have won 19 out of 34 matches, winning the second edition of the T20 WC in 2009. Runners up in the 2007 edition, they also reached the semi-finals in 2010 and 2012.
The side will be led by Babar Azam, with Shadab Khan being named vice-captain.
The team will begin their campaign against India on October 24, with matches against New Zealand, Afghanistan, and two teams from the qualifying round.
T20 World Cup 2021 schedule: Here’s the full fixtures list for the tournament.
T20 World Cup 2021: Pakistan squad news and updates
Pakistan announced a finalised 15-member squad on October 8, making a few changes from the team that was initially selected. Sarfaraz Ahmed and Haider Ali replaced Azam Khan and Mohammad Hasnain from the list that was initially selected. Further, Fakhar Zaman, who was part of the travelling reserves, was added to the main side, replacing Khusdil Shah, who now moves into the standby list.
It was also announced that Sohaib Maqsood’s inclusion will be taken after medical advice. On October 9, it was announced that Shoaib Malik will take Maqsood’s place, with the latter suffering from a lower-back injury. Malik is one of the few international players who also featured in the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2oo7.
T20 World Cup 2021: Pakistan full team list
Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali
Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed
Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Shoaib Malik
Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf
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