The Pakistan cricket team and the Indian cricket team suffered heavy losses on Tuesday. The former lost a T20I to England, while the latter lost to Australia. For both heavyweights, concerns will mount a month before the T20 World Cup. The defeats disappointed former Pakistani cricket team spinner Danish Kaneria. Kaneria, Pakistan’s highest wicket-taking spinner in Tests with 261 scalps, said the teams should pull their socks up.
“We are on our way to the World Cup. The kind of performance we expected from the two teams – India and Pakistan – after the Asian Cup is nowhere to be seen. One lost to England and the other lost to Australia. What are the two Asian powerhouses? Time is very short and you have to prepare,” Danish Kaneria said on his YouTube channel.
He then analyzed the kits of the two teams for the 2022 T20 World Cup. Pakistan unveiled their jersey on Monday and it’s called “Thunder jersey”.
“First I have to talk about Pakistan’s kit. It looks like watermelon…there is a game called ‘fruit ninja’ there you cut fruit…looks like they mixed muskmelon and watermelon and have the shirts It should be good green, dark green. Aisa matlab ki fruit ki dukaan pe khade hai (It looks like we are in a fruit shop). The jersey of the Indian team is also light in color, it should be dark in color. It brings atmosphere. In dull colors you look dull. Like how boring the Indian team looked in their bowling,” he said.
Pakistan announced its roster for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup on Thursday. The Babar Azam-led team is very similar to the team that recently competed in the Asian Cup. Shadab Khan has been named as Babar’s deputy, while Prime Minister paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi has been named to the squad. Pakistan has an exciting bowling department with names like Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf and Mohammad Hasnain in addition to Afridi. Shahnawaz Dahani has been named in the reserves.
Fakhar Zaman, who had a rather mediocre Asian Cup, has been relegated to the reserve list. Test opener Shan Masood has been named in the squad along with the likes of Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah and others.
Pakistan T20 World Cup squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir
Reserves: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani
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