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    3 changes to the Pakistan T20 World Cup squad

    National selectors on Friday confirmed Pakistan’s squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates from 17 October to 14 November. Pakistan is in Group 2 and will open their campaign against India on 24 October at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

    From the squad that was announced on 4 September and after taking into consideration player performances and form, the selectors have made three changes.

    Sarfaraz Ahmed and Haider Ali have replaced Azam Khan and Mohammad Hasnain respectively, while Fakhar Zaman, who was originally named as a travel reserve, has swapped places with Khushdil Shah.

    The decision on Sohaib Maqsood’s inclusion in the squad will be made following medical advice. The top-order batter underwent MRI scans for the lower back after the 6 October National T20 match against Northern and missed Thursday’s Punjab derby against Central Punjab.

    Pakistan’s 15-player squad (in alphabetical order):

    Babar Azam (captain, Central Punjab)

    Shadab Khan (vice-captain, Northern)

    Asif Ali (Northern)

    Fakhar Zaman (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

    Haider Ali (Northern)

    Haris Rauf (Northern)

    Hasan Ali (Central Punjab)

    Imad Wasim (Northern)

    Mohammad Hafeez (Central Punjab)

    Mohammad Nawaz (Northern)

    Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

    Mohammad Wasim Jnr (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

    Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper, Sindh)

    Shaheen Shah Afridi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

    Sohaib Maqsood (Southern Punjab)

    Traveling reserves – Khushdil Shah (Southern Punjab), Shahnawaz Dahani (Sindh) and Usman Qadir (Central Punjab)

    Player Support Personnel: Mansoor Rana (manager), Saqlain Mushtaq (interim head coach), Shahid Aslam (assistant head coach), Matthew Hayden (batting consultant), Vernon Philander (bowling consultant), Cliffe Deacon (physiotherapist), Drikus Saaiman (strength and conditioning coach), Abdul Majeed (fielding coach), Talha Ejaz (team analyst), Col (retd) Muhammad Imran (Security Manager), Ibrahim Badees (media and digital manager), Dr Najeeb Soomro (team doctor) and Malang Ali (Masseur)

    Chief selector Muhammad Wasim: “After reviewing player performances in the highly-competitive National T20 and in consultation with the team management, we have decided to include Haider Ali, Fakhar Zaman and Sarfaraz Ahmed in the squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.

    “The three in-form players bring with them wealth of experience and talent, and provide further stability, balance and strength to the side.

    “It must be tough for Azam, Khushdil and Hasnain for missing out but they still have a lot to offer in their careers. They are in our future plans as a lot of cricket has to be played post the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and in the lead up to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.

    “I am pleased with the intensity and high quality of cricket that we have witnessed in the National T20. It has not only provided the players excellent match practice in the lead up to the UAE competition, it has also given us the opportunity to closely monitor the player progress and then make decisions that are in the best interest of the side for what will be a cut-throat tournament.”

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    Shoaib Malik could replace Maqsood if the later does not retain full fitness

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    Hopefully this team;

    1. Babar
    2. Rizwan
    3. Haider
    4. Hafeez
    5. Nawaz
    6. Fakhar
    7. Imad
    8. Hassan
    9. Wasim
    10. Rauf
    11. Shaheen
    Last edited by Rana; 8th October 2021 at 19:21.

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    Still a bad squad.

    Sarfraz would only play if Rizwan gets injured, thus, Sarfraz should had been a reserve. We are wasting a placed in the 15 squad

    Would had prefered Zahid Mehmood in place of Usman Qadir in the reserve.

    Not sure about Shahnawaz Dhani, want to see him play but he is in the reserve. I think he should get a warm up game

    Iftikhar Ahmad could had been a great inclusion. We missed out on that.

    But thank god no Khushdil and Azam in the main squad


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    Good choice


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    Donít know why sarfraz is there

    Fahkar was a no brainer , and Iíd rather take a punt if haider compared to the alternatives


    The bowling is an issue, looks damn week and there is no dept in fast bowling. Haris Rauf is already a disaster


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    Sarfaraz's inclusion is really good. Has been very calm and focused in this tournament. This has reflected in his own performance (Batting+WK) and overall teams performance.
    Since this tournament is in UAE, plays spin well, he can serve the team well in this tourney and then say goodbye & retire from the format.
    Can still serve in other 2 formats particularly in tests.

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    I don't see Razzaq's name in the Support Staff. Has he been removed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Hopefully this team;

    1. Babar
    2. Rizwan
    3. Haider
    4. Hafeez
    5. Nawaz
    6. Fakhar
    7. Imad
    8. Hassan
    9. Wasim
    10. Rauf
    11. Shaheen
    Too many pace bowlers imo, you only need 3 max. Mohammad Wasim only gets into the team if Hassan Ali isnít playing, Iíd bring in Asif Ali and play him at 7.
    Last edited by YousafTheBeast; 8th October 2021 at 19:28.

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    I see Haider has regained his spot in the national side

    But will he ever regain that lost front tooth of his?

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    I find it very interesting that Rameez has been meeting lot of businessmen in Karachi to invest money in Pakistan cricket for last couple of days and all of a sudden Sarfaraz Ahmad finds himself in the plane to UAE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    I see Haider has regained his spot in the national side

    But will he ever regain that lost front tooth of his?
    Hope for the best. If you never try, you'll never know.

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    Good to see Azam ,Hasnain and khushdil out . All 3 have been poor

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    Good changes, Sarafarz and Fakhar's experience will come in handy, that is a very good decision. Haider Ali is in such good form, it is always wise to pick the inform player ahead of an out of form player. It works.

    The only dissappointment is Dahani is in the reserves and not in the main squad, but good thing that he is at least travelling. Going by the condition of pitches it will not be a surprise if Pakistan play all three of Imad, Shadab and Nawaz and pick just 2 fast bowlers, so overall it is still OK to have Dahani in the reserves.

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    The team looks good as per Pakistani standards. We seriously dont have anyone else to bank on. This is the best squad atm.

    Good to see Azam Khan being dropped, despite Rameez having good terms with Moin. Good example of keeping personal likings aside in professional work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoshiarpurexpress View Post
    I find it very interesting that Rameez has been meeting lot of businessmen in Karachi to invest money in Pakistan cricket for last couple of days and all of a sudden Sarfaraz Ahmad finds himself in the plane to UAE.
    Sarfaraz has been good in National T20 cup. Also he is a better keeper than Azam Khan in case Rizwan is injured and his experience can be handy for Babar to lead the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maliq_Mudasir View Post
    The team looks good as per Pakistani standards. We seriously dont have anyone else to bank on. This is the best squad atm.

    Good to see Azam Khan being dropped, despite Rameez having good terms with Moin. Good example of keeping personal likings aside in professional work.
    Azam was 2 decent knocks away from maintaining his spot lol. He was just so poor that he couldn’t be retained.

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    How poorly is Hafeez going to perform? I am assuming pretty mediocre. I would rather take Malik.

    And then Sarfaraz is another wasted spot. You can't play him as a specialist batsman - nor should you.

    So he will praying for Rizwan to get injured or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    Still a bad squad.

    Sarfraz would only play if Rizwan gets injured, thus, Sarfraz should had been a reserve. We are wasting a placed in the 15 squad

    Would had prefered Zahid Mehmood in place of Usman Qadir in the reserve.

    Not sure about Shahnawaz Dhani, want to see him play but he is in the reserve. I think he should get a warm up game

    Iftikhar Ahmad could had been a great inclusion. We missed out on that.

    But thank god no Khushdil and Azam in the main squad
    Iftikhar would be a better choice than Nawaz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoshiarpurexpress View Post
    I find it very interesting that Rameez has been meeting lot of businessmen in Karachi to invest money in Pakistan cricket for last couple of days and all of a sudden Sarfaraz Ahmad finds himself in the plane to UAE.
    Businessmen couldn't care less about Sarfaraz Ahmed, he's quite irrelevant.

    All the hype around his successful captaincy died when QG got absolutely hammered in the PSL.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Shoaib Malik could replace Maqsood if the later does not retain full fitness
    Why not just bring him along with the squad am sure they can take 20 players.

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    Excellent to see Sarfraz and Zaman be selected.

    Sarfraz is a very good player of spin and needs to be in the 11, with Rizwan going to the outfield means the fielding gets stronger and chances of some run outs.

    Haider ali shouldn't have been selected, instead should have gone with Ifthikhar.

    Ifthikhar plays spin very well and has the added bonus of handy offspin.

    Would have taken Haider only after Zaman, Sarfraz, Ifthikhar and potentially, Sharjeel.

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    So what happens if Maqsood is ruled out? Would Khushdil get in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistanigoneaussie View Post
    Don’t know why sarfraz is there

    Fahkar was a no brainer , and I’d rather take a punt if haider compared to the alternatives


    The bowling is an issue, looks damn week and there is no dept in fast bowling. Haris Rauf is already a disaster
    Sarfraz will only play if rizwan is injured but he deserves it more than azam khan

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    This is a better squad. Asif Ali should have been sent on his way for someone like Iftikhar Ahmed.

    With Fakhar Zaman back in the mix, you've essentially got a floater who can come in when he is needed. He is terrible against finger-spinners but good against leg-spinners.

    I'd fix Haider Ali at #3, he should be allowed to come out and play freely as he has done in the National T20 Cup. That doesn't, however, mean that he gets to play braindead shots.

    My squad, which I'd play for all encounters, is:

    Babar Azam (c)
    Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
    Haider Ali
    Sohaib Maqsood
    Mohammad Hafeez
    Fakhar Zaman
    Imad Wasim/Mohammad Nawaz
    Shadab Khan
    Usman Qadir
    Hasan Ali
    Shaheen Shah Afridi

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    @Saj I don't see Razzaq's name in the Support Staff. Has he been removed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoshiarpurexpress View Post
    I find it very interesting that Rameez has been meeting lot of businessmen in Karachi to invest money in Pakistan cricket for last couple of days and all of a sudden Sarfaraz Ahmad finds himself in the plane to UAE.
    He's done way better than azam khan in every department

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    Good job Wasim, finally selections makes some sense..

    Only one of Asif ali, Azam Khan and Khushdil shah can be there as a power hitter...

    Azam and Khushdil were very poor in this national T20.. Rightly discarded,,

    Malik should have been added in place of Asif ALI, but dont mind Asif being there as hitter, but im not sure he will get a game..

    Pakistan should go with the following lineup, and have a great chance to win the tournament.. The positions 3,4,5,6 packed with tremendous six hitting powerhouse + down the order 7,8,9,10 also can smack a few..

    1. Rizwan
    2. Babar
    3. Fakhar
    4. Maqsood
    5. Haider Ali
    6. Hafeez (best position for Hafeez to bat and highest % of chance for pakistan to win the tournament. At this position he will only have an option to go smash every ball, and one of the best timers of cricket ball)
    7. Shadab
    8. Nawaz
    9. Imad
    10. Hasan Ali
    11. Shaheen Shah afridi.

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    I'd be happy if the team looks like this

    Fakhar
    Max/Haider
    Babar
    Rizwan
    Hafeez
    Nawaz
    Shadab/Imad
    Hasan
    Waseem Jr.
    Rauf/Dahani/Qadir
    Shaheen

    It's not the best but that's what we have. If they try to elongate the batting and play batters outside their spots they will just mix things up.

    p.s. If Max is unfit, then Malik is the only replacement in our system. We really need to develop youngsters like Nasir Nawaz, Hassan Khan, Qasim Akram, Mobasir Khan to replace Hafeez and Malik from the team.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barragan View Post
    Excellent to see Sarfraz and Zaman be selected.

    Sarfraz is a very good player of spin and needs to be in the 11, with Rizwan going to the outfield means the fielding gets stronger and chances of some run outs.

    Haider ali shouldn't have been selected, instead should have gone with Ifthikhar.

    Ifthikhar plays spin very well and has the added bonus of handy offspin.

    Would have taken Haider only after Zaman, Sarfraz, Ifthikhar and potentially, Sharjeel.
    They picked haider due to maqsood injury they both may stil play thou.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumtaz View Post
    So what happens if Maqsood is ruled out? Would Khushdil get in?
    That's why I would picked another batter In the reserves either malik or iftikhar.

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    Well done to wasim and ramiz on the changes.my only worry is that if maqsood is injured they should have picked another batter in the reserves.


    My xi
    Babar
    Rizwan
    Haider ali
    Hafeez
    Fakhar
    Maqsood
    Imad
    Shadab
    Hassan Ali
    Wasim Jnr due to his batting ability
    Shaheen


    Both maqsood and Haider make my squad and batting til 10.hafeez will have to bowl 1-2 overs.

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    Finally! some good changes. Sarfraz can be the first choice keeper and bat in middle order and Rizwan can be the opener and outfielder. Fakhar will probably play in middle order and it will be a tie between Fakhar and Asif at 6. If Maqsood's reports do not come good, then he will probably be replaced by Malik.

    Pakistan can go in with more and better combinations now on the field. I would like to see how the following team combination performs:

    Rizwan
    Babar
    Haider
    Hafeez
    Maqsood/Malik
    Fakhar
    Nawaz
    Shadab
    Hasan
    Rauf
    Shaheen

    On more spinning wickets, I'll play Imad in place of Rauf.

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    Haris Rauf is in squad but not Dahani ... How does that make sense?

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    Hasnain is regressing at a rate of knots and has rightly been dropped. Although Dahani has some weaknesses in his game, he is a good prospect and a better bet than Wasim at this stage. Overall sensible changes

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    1. Fakhar
    2. Rizwan
    3. Babar
    4. Haider Ali
    5. Hafeez
    6. Sarfaraz/ Maqsood
    7. Imad
    8. Shadab
    9. Nawaz/ Wasim (depending on pitch if we need a fast bowler or spin conditions)
    10. Hassan Ali
    11. Shaheen

    There you have it. Batting lineup till number 10 and bowling options of 3 fast bowlers and 3 spinners including Hafeez or 2 fast bowlers and 4 spin bowlers if Nawaz plays instead Mohammad Wasim

    Good squad imo which has the potential to win world cup barring Asif Ali

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    What has Sarfraz done to be in the squad? How has his performance been in the domestic T20 tournament?

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    1- Babar (c)
    2- Rizwan
    3- Haider
    4- Maqsood
    5- Hafeez
    6- Sarfraz (wk)
    7- Imad
    8- Nawaz
    9- Hassan Ali
    10- Shaheen
    11- Haris

    Shadab shouldn't play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    Sarfraz will only play if rizwan is injured but he deserves it more than azam khan
    He should be in the reserves then, we are effectively going in with a 14 man squad


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    Sarfaraz is needed in case (God forbid) Rizwan gets injured.

    Plus, our spin playing ability leaves much to be desired so Sarfaraz may play a critical role if he gets into final XI.

    Solid squad. Good luck to them! Let's see how far can we go!

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    Glad to see Haider in and Azam out, otherwise is a decent squad. Sarfraz just being in the dressing room is worth something, if anyone knows how to motivate a team through a major icc tournament it's him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    National selectors on Friday confirmed Pakistan’s squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates from 17 October to 14 November. Pakistan is in Group 2 and will open their campaign against India on 24 October at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

    From the squad that was announced on 4 September and after taking into consideration player performances and form, the selectors have made three changes.

    Sarfaraz Ahmed and Haider Ali have replaced Azam Khan and Mohammad Hasnain respectively, while Fakhar Zaman, who was originally named as a travel reserve, has swapped places with Khushdil Shah.

    The decision on Sohaib Maqsood’s inclusion in the squad will be made following medical advice. The top-order batter underwent MRI scans for the lower back after the 6 October National T20 match against Northern and missed Thursday’s Punjab derby against Central Punjab.

    Pakistan’s 15-player squad (in alphabetical order):

    Babar Azam (captain, Central Punjab)

    Shadab Khan (vice-captain, Northern)

    Asif Ali (Northern)

    Fakhar Zaman (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

    Haider Ali (Northern)

    Haris Rauf (Northern)

    Hasan Ali (Central Punjab)

    Imad Wasim (Northern)

    Mohammad Hafeez (Central Punjab)

    Mohammad Nawaz (Northern)

    Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

    Mohammad Wasim Jnr (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

    Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper, Sindh)

    Shaheen Shah Afridi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

    Sohaib Maqsood (Southern Punjab)

    Traveling reserves – Khushdil Shah (Southern Punjab), Shahnawaz Dahani (Sindh) and Usman Qadir (Central Punjab)

    Player Support Personnel: Mansoor Rana (manager), Saqlain Mushtaq (interim head coach), Shahid Aslam (assistant head coach), Matthew Hayden (batting consultant), Vernon Philander (bowling consultant), Cliffe Deacon (physiotherapist), Drikus Saaiman (strength and conditioning coach), Abdul Majeed (fielding coach), Talha Ejaz (team analyst), Col (retd) Muhammad Imran (Security Manager), Ibrahim Badees (media and digital manager), Dr Najeeb Soomro (team doctor) and Malang Ali (Masseur)

    Chief selector Muhammad Wasim: “After reviewing player performances in the highly-competitive National T20 and in consultation with the team management, we have decided to include Haider Ali, Fakhar Zaman and Sarfaraz Ahmed in the squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.

    “The three in-form players bring with them wealth of experience and talent, and provide further stability, balance and strength to the side.

    “It must be tough for Azam, Khushdil and Hasnain for missing out but they still have a lot to offer in their careers. They are in our future plans as a lot of cricket has to be played post the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and in the lead up to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.

    “I am pleased with the intensity and high quality of cricket that we have witnessed in the National T20. It has not only provided the players excellent match practice in the lead up to the UAE competition, it has also given us the opportunity to closely monitor the player progress and then make decisions that are in the best interest of the side for what will be a cut-throat tournament.”

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    How can a batsman (Haider Ali) replace a bowler (Mohammad Hasnain)?

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    Sharjeel is unfortunate to miss out although he is averaging 30+ with 145+ strike rate as an opener in current T20 tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistanigoneaussie View Post
    He should be in the reserves then, we are effectively going in with a 14 man squad
    I agree or maybe they are looking to play him as a wicket keeper batsman and Rizwan just as a batter.we could be going in with 13 man squad if maqsood is injured

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    Quote Originally Posted by srh View Post
    How can a batsman (Haider Ali) replace a bowler (Mohammad Hasnain)?
    Why can't a bowler be replaced with a batter ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by srh View Post
    Sharjeel is unfortunate to miss out although he is averaging 30+ with 145+ strike rate as an opener in current T20 tournament.
    The thing with sharjeel is he can't play in any position we're fakhar can.

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    So Hasnain is replaced by a batsman....only PCB logic haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    Why can't a bowler be replaced with a batter ?
    Usuallly its a change of like to like (bowler replace bowler, batsman replace batsman, wk replace wk).

    This new change of replacing a bowler with a batsman means the selectors originally screwed up by selecting an extra bowler instead of a batsman. They should be admonished for screwing up
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    Quote Originally Posted by mastimasti View Post
    So Hasnain is replaced by a batsman....only PCB logic haha
    Thier was no need for husnain in the squad he wasn't going to get a chance Pakistan will proberly go with 3 man pace attack at most

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    Quote Originally Posted by srh View Post
    Usuallly its a change of like to like (bowler replace bowler, batsman replace batsman, wk replace wk).

    This new change of replacing a bowler with a batsman means the selectors originally screwed up by selecting an extra bowler instead of a batsman. They should be admonished for screwing up
    Haider ali is in the squad due to maqsood who is proberly 50/50 and the only obvious choice was Husnain who literally everyone stated he shouldn't be in the squad.

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    Still very thin on batting. Only 3 solid names in Fakhar rizwan and babar

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    Two more changes desperately needed.

    Dahani in place of Nawaz.
    Sharjeel in place of Sohaib

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    After these three changes not much to complain about here. Perfect choice of squad, Saifi over Malik is okay choice. As Malik wonít play in the team just look at past 10 years heís done jack.

    My Xi now is

    Babar
    Rizwan
    Sohaib
    Hafeez
    Haider
    Fakhar
    Imad
    Shadab
    Haris Rauf
    Hassan Ali
    Shaheen

    May be take sohaib out and and add Mawaz at 6.

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    Well done for leaving Sharjeel Khan out...

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    Good changes. Excellent Squad.

    I think Mohd. Nawaz will be the dark horse, with his all-round capabilities.

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    Dahani wasn’t given a go against a poor zimbabwe or South Africa team so I dont expect the selectors to change their minds now. No brainer to get fakhar in, sarfraz better choice than azam but only plays if rizwan is injured, and haider hasn’t done much of note since his knock against England so he needs to step up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    The thing with sharjeel is he can't play in any position we're fakhar can.
    yeah if Pakistan cannot play its #1 T20 opener as an opener in national T20 team then I agree that he should not be selected in the squad

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    This is also unprofessionalism ny rameez raja that squad was announced and changes were made


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Well done for leaving Sharjeel Khan out...
    Donít need him. Openers are not changing their spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentkiller187 View Post
    Dahani wasn’t given a go against a poor zimbabwe or South Africa team so I dont expect the selectors to change their minds now. No brainer to get fakhar in, sarfraz better choice than azam but only plays if rizwan is injured, and haider hasn’t done much of note since his knock against England so he needs to step up.
    He has been performing well in the national cup seems like his brain isn't as scrambles as much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maher96 View Post
    Don’t need him. Openers are not changing their spots.
    He is a better opening option than Rizwan. Prove me wrong from this national cup

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    Quote Originally Posted by srh View Post
    yeah if Pakistan cannot play its #1 T20 opener as an opener in national T20 team then I agree that he should not be selected in the squad
    Definitely he proberly did deserve to be in the squad but Ramiz proberly but a big NO to his name

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    This is also unprofessionalism ny rameez raja that squad was announced and changes were made
    Good management style by Wasim to change the squad.

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    I think the squad is strong enough to go all the way and even win the tournament.

    Sarfraz can dictate things from behind the stumps and it's actually Babar who was vouching for his inclusion, not the performances as there were others performing better in this tournament.

    Only thing missing is Sharjeel, I remember Dr. Noman said a week ago that Rambo has been instructed to include Fakhar by someone not related to cricket and and that his inclusion is guaranteed regardless of form (See : 88 runs, 4 matches, 117 SR).

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    It looks a much better squad than before

    Id still have had Iftikar instead of Asif Ali and Dhani instead of Sarfraz

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    With the current squad I would like to go with this team
    Babar
    Rizwan
    Haider
    Fakhar
    Maqsood
    Hafeez
    Imad/Nawaz
    Shadab
    Hassan
    Wasim jnr.
    Shaheen

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    Good changes for the game against India I would play this squad.

    1. Babar
    2. Rizwan
    3. Haider
    4. Hafeez
    5. Sarfaraz ( can drop down if few overs left).
    6. Fakhar
    7. Imad
    8. Nawaz
    9. Hassan
    10. Afridi
    11. M Wasim.

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    Members of Pakistan WT20 squad checking in to a local hotel (Pictures courtesy of the PCB)

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    Good to see Fakhar and Haider in. Haider still has to prove at intl level but looks to be in form in NT20.
    Would have liked to see Sharjeel, Malik and Faheem in the 15 instead of Asif and Sohaib Maqsood, and M Wasim.
    In reserves, replace Khushdil with Iftikhar/sahibzada and maybe Dahani with Wahab to provide some experience.

    Khair, decent squad. This would be my XI for India:
    Rizwan (wk)
    Babar (c)
    Fakhar
    Hafeez
    Haider
    Asif
    Shadab
    Imad
    Hasan
    Haris
    Shaheen

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    Fakhar has to open. It is a must

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    Better squad then the last one

    1. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
    2. Babar Azam (c)
    3. Mohammed Hafeez
    4. Sohaib Maqsood
    5. Haider Ali
    6. Asif Ali
    7. Hasan Ali
    8. Shadab Khan
    9. Mohammad Nawaz
    10. Mohammad Wasim
    11. Shaheen Afridi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    He is a better opening option than Rizwan. Prove me wrong from this national cup
    He's a fixer, I'm happy if the new admin is strong in this regard.
    All for sending a clear message that wrongdoing will not be tolerated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneManShow View Post
    He's a fixer, I'm happy if the new admin is strong in this regard.
    All for sending a clear message that wrongdoing will not be tolerated.
    Then I hope this management also had nothing to do with all names mentioned in the Qayyum report.

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    Overall, still a poor squad and team. Just hope they punch above their weight due to the rallying cry from RR after the security row.

    For all his lack of skill, I'd still prefer Shoaib Malik over Asif Ali who is even more mediocre. Really hope Hafeez turns up for his big farewell tournament. @Majid Khan

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    Sharjeel should be in - if Shoaib Maqsood is ruled out. This boy adds nothing apart from 8 or 10 runs. However, if Sharjeels gets in the groove then the game is over for the opposition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waheed_sofi View Post
    I don't see Razzaq's name in the Support Staff. Has he been removed?
    Razzaq was appointed on interim basis as assistant coach only for NZ and Eng series.

    Now with Philander and Hayden coming in as consultants, it would have been too much of support staff.

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    Looks a better squad from batting experience point of view.

    Interestingly Hasnian has been replaced with a batsman in Haider. Considering the expected surfaces in UAE, possibly a fair call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UzmanBeast View Post
    This is a better squad. Asif Ali should have been sent on his way for someone like Iftikhar Ahmed.

    With Fakhar Zaman back in the mix, you've essentially got a floater who can come in when he is needed. He is terrible against finger-spinners but good against leg-spinners.

    I'd fix Haider Ali at #3, he should be allowed to come out and play freely as he has done in the National T20 Cup. That doesn't, however, mean that he gets to play braindead shots.

    My squad, which I'd play for all encounters, is:

    Babar Azam (c)
    Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
    Haider Ali
    Sohaib Maqsood
    Mohammad Hafeez
    Fakhar Zaman
    Imad Wasim/Mohammad Nawaz
    Shadab Khan
    Usman Qadir
    Hasan Ali
    Shaheen Shah Afridi
    Good squad but too many spinners. M Wasim should play instead of Usman Qadir as he is also a good hitter. Nawaz i think should play ahead of Imad.

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    My team:
    1. Babar
    2. Rizwan
    3. Haider
    4. Hafeez/Sohaib
    5. Fakhar/Asif
    6. Nawaz/Imad
    7. Shadab
    8. M Wasim
    9. Hasan Ali
    10. Shaheen
    11. Usman Qadir/Haris

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    1. Rizwan (WK)
    2. Babar (C)
    3. Sohaib/ Haider
    4. Hafeez
    5. Fakhar
    6. Nawaz
    7. Imad
    8. Shadab
    9. Hassan
    10. Rauf/ Wasim
    11. Shaheen

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