LAHORE: Pakistan left-handed batter Shan Masood earned a call-up into the national squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022 and the scheduled Tri-Series in New Zealand.
The chief selector of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Mohammad Waseem unveiled the much-anticipated squad for the green shirts’ upcoming assignments including ICC T20 World Cup, Tri-Series in New Zealand, and home T20I series against England at a scheduled press conference at Gaddafi Stadium here.
Shan, who has been piling runs in the domestic circuit and global leagues, earned a much-awaited call-up into the national squad and replaced Fakhar Zaman, who has been kept in the reserves for the mega event alongside Mohammad Haris and Shanawaz Dahani.
All of the players who will travel for the World Cup will also represent Pakistan in the home T20I series against England with the exception of Fakhar and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
According to their plan to reward top players, the selectors have replaced them with Northern’s all-rounder Aamir Jamal and Sindh’s spinner Abrar Ahmed.
Waseem, while announcing the national contingent for the upcoming assignments, claimed that players who have been part of the side have been backed.
“Our team has been consistently performing well since the last World T20. After the last World T20, we started preparing for the World T20 in Australia. So, we have kept our faith in players who have been playing consistently,” he said.
“Our team has defeated India in World Cup and Asia Cup. We have full confidence in our team and hope the team will perform well,” he maintained.
Pakistan Squad for ICC T20 World Cup, Tri-Series: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir
Reserves: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani
Pakistan Squad for England T20Is: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Aamir Jamal, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir, Abrar Ahmed