Everything You Need To Know About Pakistan Squad for T20 World Cup 2021

The greatest tournament of the year is planned to commence on 17th October 2019. In the meantime, the Pakistan Cricket Board declared its squad consisting of 15 members. This T20 World Squad of Pakistan is expected to challenge different teams in the tournament.

The Pakistan team is positioned in the World Cup’s Group B, alongside India, New Zealand and Afghanistan. The performance of Pakistan against these teams in the group stage will determine the success or failure of the team in the World Cup. Remarkably, they will commence the tournament competing against their arch-rival, i.e. Indian led by Virat Kohli. One of the most exciting matches of T20, i.e. Pakistan vs. India, is scheduled for October 24, 2021.

The two largest components for the team Pakistan are the captain Babar Azam and the wicketkeeper named Mohammad Rizwan. Remarkably, Babar Azam is positioned in the second spot in the batsman rankings of T20I, whereas Mohammad Rizwan is positioned in seventh place. Moreover, Rizwan is quite active in the T20I format and has a good average in 17 games that he has played till now. He has already scored 752 runs in this format of the game. These aspects about Rizwan indicate how efficient and dedicated he is towards the game. His outstanding run records are admirable and can help the team to perform well in the T20 World Cup.

When it comes to the bowling part, young bowler Shaheen Afridi would prove to be a game-changer for the team. Shaheen spearheads the bowling attack of Pakistan and has impressed the fans and critics with his recent bowling performance. His bowling form is crucial to lead the team to the finals of the tournament. Remarkably, the team Pakistan has won a total of 4 out of 5 T20 International series which they have played in the recent past.

Pakistan has won the T20 World Cup trophy in the year 2009 after defeating Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in the final played at Lord’s Cricket Ground, in London. Pakistan has a close focus on the forthcoming T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE, as the team has played most of their matches in recent years in this region.

T20 World Squad of Pakistan:

  • Babar Azam
  • Mohd Rizwan
  • Asif Ali
  • Khushdil Shah
  • Mohd Hafeez
  • Sohaib Maqsood
  • Azam Khan
  • Imad Wasim
  • Mohd Nawaz
  • Mohd Wasim
  • Shadab Khan
  • Hasan Ali
  • Haris Rauf
  • Mohd Hasnain
  • Shaheen Afridi

 Traveling reserves:

  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Usman Qadir
  • Shahnawaz Dhani

Pakistan T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule:

Date Match Time Venue
October 24, 2021 Pakistan vs. India 7:30:00 PM (IST) Dubai
October 26, 2021 Pakistan vs. New Zealand 7:30:00 PM (IST) Sharjah
October 29, 2021 Pakistan vs. Afghanistan 7:30:00 PM (IST) Dubai
November 2, 2021 Pakistan vs. Qualifier (A2) 7:30:00 PM (IST) Abu Dhabi
November 7, 2021 Pakistan vs. Qualifier B (B1) 7:30:00 PM (IST) Sharjah

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://www.icccricketschedule.com/pakistans-t20-world-cup-2021-schedule-fixtures-and-squad-team/ 
  2. https://flipboard.com/topic/newzealandcricket/t20-world-cup-2021-pakistan-squad-schedule-date-time-and-venue/a-yJ6KqJUDRhCsOxNQLgUUcA%3Aa%3A2685582923-637a744b2d%2Fcricketaddictor.com