Former Pakistani batter Younis Khan has urged the country’s top cricket board to back the players selected for the 2022 T20 World Cup to be held in Australia in October-November. Pakistan, currently in a 7-game run against England, has already announced their 15-man squad, in addition to three reserves for the mega event. However, the deadline set by ICC for the announcement of the roster is October 9. If the teams need to make changes after the deadline, it must be approved by ICC.
Younis believes that the Pakistani cricket board should not tinker with their team and called the selected players the “best group”.
“There’s always that hue and cry that has to change the team. We tried this last time. Now I think they should not embarrass themselves, suddenly change teams. Our coaches, captain and PCB should use these same players These are the only players you have, no players will come in from anywhere else and this is the best group,” Younis said as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.
Pakistan’s ongoing 7-match T20I series against England is currently at 2-2 after four games. The team won the fourth T20I on Sunday by three runs. The fifth game of the series will take place on September 28.
After the series is over, Pakistan will play against New Zealand and Bangladesh in a T20I tri-series before heading to the T20 World Cup Down Under.
Pakistani squad for T20 World Cup 2022: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, 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.
Standby players: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani.
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