Almost all the big teams have been announced for the T20 World Cup. India has also announced its squad, recently when Pakistan announced its team, there was a lot of uproar on it. Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi is also questioning the team selection, he has targeted Shoaib Malik for not joining the team.
Talking to Sama TV, Shahid Afridi said that Shoaib Malik has played T20 cricket all over the world, his performance has been consistently good. If Babar Azam had taken him in the team, it would have been very beneficial. Even if Shoaib Malik was not in the playing-11, his presence would have proved to be very beneficial.
Shahid Afridi said that if he was not part of the plan, the selectors should have told him much earlier. Let us tell you that recently Pakistan’s senior player Mohammad Hafeez had also taken retirement, in such a situation Shoaib Malik is the only player who has a lot of experience.
Talking about Shoaib Malik’s T20 International career, he has played a total of 124 T20 matches, in which he has 2435 runs in his name. While there are also 25 wickets, whether it is to handle the innings in the middle order or to score fast runs, Shoaib Malik has improved a lot as a T20 player in the last few times.
Pakistan squad for T20 World Cup: Babar Azam (Captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir.
Traveling Reserve: Mohammad Haris, Fakhar Zaman and Shahnawaz Dahani.
Pakistan in T20 World Cup
• 23 October v India
• October 27 vs B1
• 30 October vs A2
• November 3 v South Africa
• 6 November vs Bangladesh