The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Saturday that Shoaib Malik has been named in Pakistan’s squad for the ICC T20 World Cup after Sohaib Maqsood was ruled out due to a back injury.
“Sohaib is delighted to miss out on the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup as he worked hard for this event and was in glowing form. We feel for him but injuries are an integral part of the sport “I’m sure after rehab, he says we will make a full recovery to be available for future assignments,” said Chief Selector Muhammad Wasim.
“In place and following discussions with the team’s managers, we have decided to include Shoaib Malik in the side. I’m sure Shoaib’s experience will be useful to the whole squad. ”
Shoaib Malik captained Pakistan at the opening event in 2007 and was a member of the winning side of the tournament in 2009. After losing the West Indies event in 2010, he appeared in the 2012, 2014 and 2016 tournaments.
Pakistan’s squad for the 2020 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will depart for Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on October 15. They will play two warm-up games against West Indies and South Africa on October 18 and 20, respectively before challenging India in a Group-2 match on October 24 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (captain, Central Punjab), Shadab Khan (lieutenant, North), Asif Ali (North), Fakhar Zaman (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Haider Ali (North), Haris Rauf (North), Hasan Ali (Central Punjab) , Imad Wasim (North), Mohammad Hafeez (Central Punjab), Mohammad Nawaz (North), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Wasim Jnr (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicket keeper, Sindh), Shaheen Shah Afridi ( Khyber) Pakhtunkhwa) and Shoaib Malik (Central Punjab)
Travel funds Khushdil Shah (Southern Punjab), Shahnawaz Dahani (Sindh) and Usman Qadir (Central Punjab)
Player Support Personnel: Mansoor Rana (manager), Saqlain Mushtaq (interim head coach), Shahid Aslam (assistant head coach), Matthew Hayden (batting consultant), Vernon Philander (bowling consultant), Cliffe Deacon (physiotherapist), Drikus Saaiman (coach strength and conditioning), Abdul Majeed (field instructor), Talha Ejaz (team analyst), Col (retd) Muhammad Imran (Security Manager), Ibrahim Badees (media and digital manager), Dr Najeeb Soomro (team physician) and Malang Ali ( Masseur)