Former wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has revealed his Pakistan squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. The worldwide showpiece occasion is scheduled to happen in Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE) from October 18 to November 14.
Akmal picked a 15-member squad for the upcoming competitors that includes Mohammad Rizwan and Sharjeel Khan as openers.
“Mohammad Rizwan has been performing rather well as an opener. He has been in nice type. Rizwan can play the aggressor within the powerplay, after which he additionally rotates strike within the middle-overs. Alongside him, Sharjeel Khan, who’s a fearless batter. He believes in himself and may play aggressively and may make the most of the fielding restrictions,” mentioned Akmal on his YouTube channel.
For the middle-order, Akmal went with Pakistan captain Babar Azam and senior lads Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik. The 39-year-old additional picked Fakhar Zaman, Azam Khan and Haider Ali within the outfit.
“Babar Azam has been carrying the batting lineup of Pakistan for fairly a while now. He’s a world-class participant. He needs to be at No.3; whereas Mohammad Hafeez is one other skilled participant, he can end the sport and does the job with the ball too. Pakistan’s middle-order is poor, and Shoaib Malik must be in there. Azam Khan must be given an extended run,” the Lahore-born added.
Among the many bowlers, Akmal named Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali and Haris Rauf, and anticipated them to take early wickets. Nonetheless, Akmal talked about that spinners would depart extra affect within the Gulf nation, and Shadab Khan can be Pakistan’s key gamers together with Faheem Ashraf and Imad Wasim.
“Spinners will dominate within the UAE, so Shadab Khan can be a key participant. He must be in type for Pakistan. Faheem Ashraf has additionally carried out just lately, and I feel he can be given an opportunity. Imad Wasim is one other good participant who has performed nicely within the shorter format. Bowlers like Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf can be required to get early breakthroughs,” concluded Akmal.
Right here is Kamran Akmal’s Pakistan T20 World Cup squad:
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Azam Khan, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Asif Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Imad Wasim.