Pakistan revealed their 15-man roster for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Australia next month on Thursday. After recovering from a knee ailment, Shaheen Afridi will rejoin the team. There was also a lot of pressure from fans and the cricket fraternity to select Shan Masood, who has been in excellent form recently, and he, too, found a seat.
Despite losing the T20 World Cup final to Sri Lanka, Pakistan will be one of the favourites to win the T20 World Cup in Australia. Of course, a victory over India in their season opener will bolster such a claim. With that, here's everything you need to know about Pakistan's participation in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022: squad, group, fixtures, history, and how to watch.
PAK T20 World Cup Team
Pakistan Full Squad
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Standbys: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani
The inclusion of star pacer Shaheen Afridi, who is currently undergoing rehab for a knee injury sustained during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle in July, was the highlight of their squad announcement. The pacer is expected to be fully fit for the T20 World Cup, which begins on October 16.
Their surrender from a winning position in the T20 World Cup 2021 semi-final and then in the Asia Cup 2022 final (after grounding straight-forward catches on both occasions) demonstrates that Pakistan is a match-winning squad with a soft underbelly. But if there is one team in world cricket that competitors must not underestimate, it is Pakistan.
What is schedule for Pakistan in T20 World Cup 2022? With two wins in a row, Pakistan appears to have overcome their mental block in ICC tournaments against India. The two teams meet on October 23 in what is expected to be the most exciting game of the T20 World Cup 2022.
|23 October, Sunday||India vs Pakistan||7:00 pm||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|27 October, Thursday||Pakistan vs Group B Winner||7:00 pm||Perth Stadium, Perth|
|30 October, Sunday||Pakistan vs Group A Runner-up||3:00 pm||Perth Stadium, Perth|
|3 November, Thursday||Pakistan vs South Africa||7:00 pm||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|6 November, Sunday||Pakistan vs Bangladesh||2:30 pm||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|