Previous wicketkeeper-hitter Kamran Akmal has picked the Pakistan crew for the impending T20 World Cup 2021, booked to be played in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from October 18 to November 14.
Akmal picked a lot of 24 players, prior to managing them down to 15. He selected the openers as Mohammad Rizwan and Sharjeel Khan, with captain the senior triplet of Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik continuing in the center request.
Talking on his YouTube channel, Akmal said: “Mohammad Rizwan has been performing all around well as an opener. He has been in extraordinary structure. Rizwan can play the attacker in the powerplay and afterward he likewise pivots strike in the center overs. Close by him, Sharjeel Khan, who is a valiant player. He has confidence in himself and can play forcefully and can use the handling limitations,” he said.
Talking about the center request, he said: “Babar Azam has been conveying the batting setup of Pakistan for a long while presently. He is a top notch player. He ought to be at No.3, while Mohammad Hafeez is one more experienced player, he can complete the game and does the task with the ball as well.”
Azam Khan should be given a more extended run: Kamran Akmal
For the No. 5 spot and 6 spots, Akmal had a shot in the dark between Shoaib Malik and Fakhar Zaman, and Azam Khan and Haider Ali, yet he proceeded to pick the formers. “Pakistan’s center request is poor and Shoaib Malik should be in there. Azam Khan should be given a more drawn out run. Others have been allowed numerous opportunities and he ought to get those as well. In this way, no choice ought to be made in a hurry about him.”
Kamran Akmal commended Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf’s overall capacities and expressed that they ought to be inside remembering the conditions in the UAE. He selected pacers Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Asif Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, laying weight on the need of picking early wickets.
“Spinners will rule in the UAE, so Shadab Khan would be a central participant. He should be in structure for Pakistan. Faheem Ashraf has likewise acted in the new past and I figure he would be allowed an opportunity. Imad Wasim is another acceptable player, who has done well in the more limited configuration.”
“Bowlers like Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf would be needed to make early leaps forward.”
Kamran Akmal’s Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Azam Khan, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Asif Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Imad Wasim
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