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Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024 Squad Updates: No vice-captain, Haris returns

Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024 Squad Updates: No vice-captain, Haris returns

Pakistan are the only team from the 20 that will participate in the T20 World Cup 2024 that hasn't announced their squad.

Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024 Squad Updates: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally announced their 15-man team. No big changes have been made, with Haris Rauf being named and Hasan Ali going out, as Babar Azam had suggested earlier. Two things also pop out. No vice-captain has been announced, and reserves haven’t been named either. Despite some criticism, Usman Khan also finds a spot, and Abrar Ahmed will be Pakistan’s second leg-spinner.

Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024 Squad Updates

Pakistan’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024

Babar Azam (c), Abrar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Khan.

No updates, squad to come tomorrow?

With just four hours before the day comes to an end, one can assume that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will now announce their squad for the T20 World Cup 2024 on the last day of the deadline, May 25.

Wait still on!

The squad was supposed to be announced at 7:30 PM IST (7 PM PST), but we have passed that mark and still have no update. 

New coach for Pakistan

Gary Kirsten has taken over the reins of the Pakistan side as the new head coach ahead of the T20 World Cup. His appointment comes as a part of PCB’s overhaul ahead of the marquee event.

PCB chief flags incomplete selection process

Primarily, the PCB chairman flagged the lack of comprehensive consultation within the selection committee. He advocated the need for the entire 7-member committee to meet and take a decision on the squad instead of taking into consideration just the opinions of selectors, coaches and captain.

Why is there a delay in Pakistan squad announcement?

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Mohsin Naqvi has raised objections regarding the process of team selection for the upcoming T20 World Cup, leading to a deferral of the squad announcement, as per Cricket Pakistan.

Pakistan squad likely to announce squad at 7 PM

Wait continues

The wait for the announcement of Pakistan’s squad for the T20 World Cup 2024 lingers on, with fans growing increasingly anxious as the deadline inches closer.

Issues

Whatever the team be, one of the pressing issues with Pakistani side is their opening batting. Rather the strike rate of the batters at the top. On that account they might suffer.

Composition

How should the Pakistani team look like? Apart from a few certainties, Azam Khan is one game-changer they ought to have in the team.

Delay in squad announcement

Initially PCB was scheduled to announce the squad on 22nd May, but then it has still not happened. Hopefully, it will be done today.

As per reports

Skipper Babar Azam could move down to No. 3 in the batting order, while Saim Ayub might open with Mohammad Rizwan.

Huge blow

Hasan Ali looks all but out of the race, as he has been relieved of PAK duties to focus on county. That could be a huge blow to Pakistan.

Pakistan Probable Squad: Babar Azam (C), Abrar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Khan.

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