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T20 WC: Pakistan make three changes, Sarfaraz, Haider & Fakhar Zaman included in squad

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New Delhi: The national selectors of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed the country’s squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup, set to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from October 17 to November 14, on Friday.

Pakistan is in Group 2 and will open their campaign against India on October 24 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

“After reviewing player performances in the highly-competitive National T20 and in consultation with the team management, we have decided to include Haider Ali, Fakhar Zaman, and Sarfaraz Ahmed in the squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021,” said national selector Muhammad Wasim.

“The three in-form players bring with them wealth of experience and talent, and provide further stability, balance and strength to the side.”

“It must be tough for Azam, Khushdil and Hasnain for missing out but they still have a lot to offer in their careers. They are in our future plans as a lot of cricket has to be played post the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and in the lead up to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia,” he added.

PAKISTAN SQUAD FOR T20 WORLD CUP

Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood

Traveling reserves: Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadir.

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