Team Selection of Pakistan for T20 World Cup 2021

Cricket is always a sensational discussion in Pakistan because it’s the solitary well-known game all around the country. If we talk about other sports games, a fewer community knows about them. But cricket has a huge fans base in Pakistan as well as India and all over the globe. All the players consistently attempted to give their best to satisfy their fans, and to lift up the positioning of their countries. If there’s a World Cup series, every team in the world attempts to put their most talented and strategic players in the field. Ramiz Raja recently became the temporary chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Chief Selector Mohammad Waseem announced the squad for the T20 World Cup 2021 of Pakistan. Right after this selection, Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younus resigned from the post of head coach of the Pakistan Cricket team. This is a huge earthquake for the Pakistan team as well as PCB, that in the very crucial moments of the year, both coaches resigned from their duties, as T20 World Cup 2021 is ahead.

PCB chairman, Mohammad Waseem declared the 15-man squad in which Babar Azam will be the captain of the team and Shadab khan will be the vice-captain. Mohamad Rizwan and Azam Khan will be the keepers. In the category of All-rounders, there will be Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, and Shadab Khan. The batsman in the selected squad will be Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, whereas Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Mohammad Husnain will be the bowlers. Moreover, Fakhar Zaman, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Usman Qadir will be on traveling Reserves. This squad is also for the New Zealand match series, starting from 17th  September 2021.

Moreover, PCB stated that there can be some changes in the squad till 10th September and optimistically they can do some other changes after the given date. After submitting the squad to ICC, there can be slight changes of two or three players in the team. Responses of


public, as well as famous cricketers, are not quite good on the current declared squad. Many of them are not satisfied with this selection, as this is the World Cup. So, there will be a lot of pressure on each team, and in these situations, only those teams can go steadily, who have proper pressure handling and strategic plans towards their goal. Most of the countries coming up with their experienced players, but the Pakistan T20 squad has some new members. There is no doubt that, in cricket World Cup 2017, there were some new players from Pakistan, who gave their best for the victory. But in the current scenario, new players don’t have the caliber to control every unexpected situation. So, Pakistan Cricket Board should choose those players who have resilience for every possible situation.

There is also some criticism from the public on PCB for their unfair selection that, Fakhar Zaman is a match-winning key to Pakistan, and in the currently selected squad he is in the reserved players. One more important key for this World Cup is Shoaib Malik. Shoaib Malik is an experienced allrounder, who has very well international records in batting as well as in bowling. Mohammad Amir can also be contemplated for this world cup, as his current performance is going very well. But in this case, if PCB suggests or selects Mohammad Amir, then he has to come out of international Cricket Retirement.

Summing up all the above discussion, the majority of the countries have declared their top-ranking players for T20 World Cup 2021. On the same side, Pakistan Cricket Board is well known for its selection. No matter which team they select, the whole nation should appreciate them. So, they can better perform for the victory. On the same side, there are many possibilities for the changes in the current T20 squad for T20 World Cup 2021.

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