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Pakistan has finally announced its 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup

Pakistan has finally announced its 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has unveiled its final 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in the USA and the Caribbean next month. Leading the team will be Captain Babar Azam, with three additional players named as reserves.

One of the noteworthy additions to the squad is Abbas Afridi, who secures his place in a World Cup lineup for the first time. The young fast bowler has caught the selectors’ eyes with his recent performances in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and international matches, bolstering a strong pace attack alongside Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Naseem Shah, and Haris Rauf.

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Babar Azam, renowned as one of the premier batsmen globally, will play a pivotal role in anchoring the batting order. The team also boasts power hitters and versatile all-rounders such as Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Azam Khan, ensuring a well-rounded lineup. Meanwhile, Fakhar Zaman and Saim Ayub will be crucial in providing explosive starts, while players like Mohammad Rizwan can steady the innings through the later stages.

Ahead of the mega event in June, the Green Shirts have arrived in England for a series of four T20Is scheduled from May 22 to 30, marking their final preparation before the tournament. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has set May 25 as the deadline for all teams to announce their squads for the T20 World Cup.