‘Looks like a very serious squad’ Akhtar confident Pakistan will do well now

Karachi: Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar is satisfied with the changes Pakistan did in their squad for ICC Men’s T20 World 2021.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced three changes to the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 squad on Friday evening.

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.

“Now this looks like a very serious squad and Pakistan should be able to make it far in this world cup,” Akhtar said. “We have brought stability in the lower order with the inclusion of Sarfaraz Ahmed and Haider Ali,” he added.

Meanwhile, he expressed his disappointment over the non-selection of former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik.

“In my opinion, Malik should have been included in the squad. But I’m still happy with the current changes,” he maintained.

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