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Pakistan announce T20 World Cup 2024 squad

Pakistan announce T20 World Cup 2024 squad
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Pakistan have finally lifted the curtain on their much-anticipated ICC T20 World Cup 2024 squad, led by star batsman Babar Azam. The squad boasts a blend of experience and promising young talent, with a mix of established names and exciting newcomers aiming to bring glory back to Pakistan.

Pakistan Unveil T20 World Cup 2024 Squad: Babar Azam Leads Balanced Mix of Experience and Youth

Key players like Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Rizwan, and Fakhar Zaman provide a solid foundation for the team. The inclusion of young talents like Saim Ayub, Abrar Ahmed, Usman Khan, Azam Khan, and Abbas Afridi injects fresh energy and demonstrates Pakistan’s focus on building for the future.

Notably, the squad welcomes back Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim, who will be returning to the World Cup stage after missing out in 2022 and 2021 respectively. Their experience will be invaluable as Pakistan navigates the challenges of the tournament.

Speaking about the squad selection, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) expressed confidence in the team’s balance. “We believe we have a talented and balanced squad that can compete at the highest level,” said a PCB spokesperson. “The mix of experience and youth provides a solid foundation for success.”

Fans were also relieved to hear that pace bowler Haris Rauf is fully fit and expected to play a crucial role in the tournament. His pace and power in the death overs will be vital for Pakistan’s bowling attack.

Pakistan find themselves in Group A with India, Ireland, Canada, and USA. Their journey begins on June 6th against USA in Dallas, followed by high-profile clashes against India and Ireland.

Full Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024 Squad:

  • Babar Azam (c)
  • Saim Ayub
  • Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
  • Azam Khan (wk)
  • Shadab Khan
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Usman Khan
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Imad Wasim
  • Abrar Ahmed
  • Mohammad Abbas Afridi
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Naseem Shah
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi
  • Haris Rauf

Player Support Personnel:

  • Wahab Riaz – Senior Team Manager
  • Mansoor Rana – Team Manager
  • Gary Kirsten – Head Coach
  • Azhar Mahmood – Assistant Coach
  • Simon Helmot – Fielding Coach
  • David Reid – Mental Performance Coach
  • Aftab Khan – High Performance Coach
  • Cliffe Deacon – Physiotherapist
  • Irtaza Komail – Chief Security Officer
  • Mohammad Imran – Masseur
  • Mohammad Khurram Sarwar – Team Doctor
  • Talha Ijaz – Analyst
  • Raza Kitchlew – Media and Digital Manager
  • Drikus Saaiman – Strength and Conditioning Coach

The stage is set for an exciting T20 World Cup with Pakistan looking to make a strong impression. With a well-rounded squad and a passionate fanbase behind them, they aim to lift the coveted trophy on the world stage.

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