Sarfaraz in World Cup squad

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Former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed makes a shock return in three adjustments to Pakistan’s World Cup squad, selectors stated Friday.

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The 34-year-old Sarfaraz was not within the 15-man squad introduced final month, however all 16 groups competing within the occasion had October 10 because the deadline to make any adjustments.

The Twenty20 World Cup begins in Oman and the United Arab Emirates from October 17.

Pakistan’s chief selector Mohammad Wasim stated adjustments had been made after taking into consideration performances within the ongoing Nationwide Twenty20 match.

“After reviewing participant performances and in session with the group administration, we’ve got determined to incorporate Haider Ali, Fakhar Zaman and Sarfaraz within the squad for the T20 World Cup 2021,” Pakistan’s chief selector Mohammad Wasim was quoted as saying in a PCB launch.

Haider, dropped from the preliminary squad after violating a bio-secure bubble within the Pakistan Tremendous League within the UAE in June, has amassed 315 runs in eight video games with three fifties within the nationwide occasion.

Wasim stated high order batsman Sohaib Maqsood is included within the squad topic to health and medical recommendation after he suffered a decrease again disc downside.

The three gamers who had been within the authentic squad and are actually overlooked are batsman Khushdil Shah, deputy wicketkeeper Azam Khan and pacer Mohammad Hasnain.

Pakistan is in Group 2 of the Tremendous 12 levels of the World Cup and play their opening match towards archrivals India in Dubai on October 24.

The squad: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood. Travelling reserves: Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Usman Qadir.

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