PAK vs PAK: 3 Pakistan-born players who will play for Canada vs Babar Azam-led side

PAK vs PAK: 3 Pakistan-born players who will play for Canada vs Babar Azam-led side

The Pakistan vs Canada match of T20 World Cup 2024 will be contest between two Pakistani teams. Why? there is the reason.

Who would have thought before the start of the T20 World Cup that Pakistan would struggle to qualify for the Super 8 stage? The USA, competing in their first T20 World Cup, managed to defeat the ‘Men in Green,’ a team that includes six players of Pakistani origin.

Now, Pakistan faces a must-win match against Canada to keep their tournament hopes alive. However, once again, Pakistan will have to contend with their own ‘brothers’, as Canada also features three Pakistani-born players: Kaleem Sana, Saad Bin Zafar, and Junaid Siddiqui.

Pakistan-born players in Canada team

Saad Bin Zafar

Canada captain Saad Bin Zafar himself was born in Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan. In June 2008, Saad was selected for Canada’s squad for the 2007–08 ICC Intercontinental Cup. He made his international debut on July 4, 2008, in a match against Bermuda. Saad has played 40 T20s matches where he has scored 273 runs and also picked up 44.

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Kaleem Sana

Kaleem Sana began his professional career in 2009 at the age of 15, making his debut for the Pakistan Customs against the Karachi Whites in a first-class match. Kaleem was also selected in the Pakistan U19 World Cup team. He participated in three World Cup warm-up matches, during which he secured 6 wickets, dismissing Jimmy Neesham and Tom Latham. He was a team mate of Babar Azam in the U19 teams.

Junaid Siddiqui

Siddiqui, who grew up playing street cricket in Karachi before moving to Toronto with his family at the age of 13, will challenge Pakistani batters.


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