ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Pak Squad, Matches & Ranking

The ICC (International Cricket Council) finally announced that the much-awaited cricket event, the T20 World Cup 2021 will be taking place. It was first decided that India will host the event but due to the rapid increase in the number of positive COVID – 19 cases, the event organizers chose to move the venue to Oman and the UAE. The event will finally begin on 17 October, and the summit clash event will take place on 14 November. 

In this context, among other participating nations, Pakistan too came forward with their 15-member-strong T20 World Cup 2021 squad.

Details are as follows – 

Squad

The final squad that will represent Pakistan consists of the following players – 

  • Babar Azam (C)
  • Shadab Khan
  • Asif Ali
  • Azam Khan
  • Haris Rauf
  • Hasan Ali
  • Imad Wasim
  • Khushdil Shah
  • Mohammad Hafeez
  • Mohammad Hasnain
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Mohammad Wasim Jnr
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi
  • Sohaib Maqsood
  • Fakhar Zaman (reserve)
  • Shahnawaz Dahani (reserve) and
  • Usman Qadir (reserve)

The squad is a strong one, thus increasing the chances of Pakistan reaching the finals. If they can play their cards right, they can even win the event. The reasons are plenty.

For instance – 

Babar Azam is a reliable and consistent player who has a lot of T20 experience. He is a talented batsman and has shown several times that he has the capabilities to guide team Pakistan home even in the trickiest of situations.

Apart from him, the Pakistan T20 World Cup 2021 squad is also packed with other T20 specialists along with several young cricketers who will be representing Pakistan for the first time in international cricket.

As per the opinions of experts, the rest of the squad is also packed with a few batting wizards like Muhammad Hafeez and Sohaib Maqsood.

Imad Wasim and Haris Rauf are two all-rounders known for their dominating and game-changing capabilities!

Coming to the bowling capabilities of the final squad representing Pakistan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, although young, can easily play a game-changing role if and when the time comes!

Another factor that can help team Pakistan to remain motivated is their impressive performance in the last five T20I series, where they won 4 matches in total!

Team ranking

Team Pakistan is in Group B in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 event. They are placed alongside strong teams like New Zealand, India, and Afghanistan.

The best part is that fans will be able to witness the arch rivalry between India and Pakistan as they face each other in the match scheduled on October 24th, 2021.

Match schedule

Date Match  Venue
24th Oct 21 Pak vs Ind Dubai
26th Oct 21 Pak vs NZ Sharjah
29th Oct 21 Pak vs Afg Dubai
2nd Nov 21  Pak vs A2 Abu Dhabi
7th Nov 21 Pak vs B1 Sharjah

 

Reference Link: 

  1. https://t20worldcups.com/pakistan-team-squads-for-icc-t20-world-cup/
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