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Replacements in India’s and Pakistan’s squads for T20 WorldCup 2022

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  • Fakhar Zaman replaces injured Usman Qadir in Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad.
  • Mohammad Shami replaces Jasprit Bumrah in India’s T20 World Cup squad.

Pakistan’s Change In T20 WC Squad:

Fakhar Zaman who was named to the reserves list has been moved into Pakistan’s squad of 15 for the T20 World Cup after recovering from a knee injury. Fakhar Zaman will swap places with Usman Qadir in Pakistan’s squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022.

Qadir sustained a hairline fracture on his right thumb in the T20I series against England in Karachi on September 25. The leg-spinner would not be available for selection till October 22.

Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (capt), Shadab Khan (vice-capt), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood
Traveling reserves: Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir

India’s Change In T20 WC Squad:

Mohammad Shami has replaced Jasprit Bumrah in India’s T20 World Cup squad. According to a BCCI release, Shami has touched down in Australia and will link up with the squad in Brisbane ahead of India’s two official warm-ups against the hosts and New Zealand on October 17 and 19 respectively. Bumrah was ruled out of the World Cup on October 3, he was facing about six weeks on the sidelines because of a stress-related back injury. 

Moreover, Shami last played for India in the T20I against Namibia in the T20 World Cup last year. He recently recovered from Covid-19 which forced him to miss the home series against Australia and South Africa.

India squad for T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami.

Standby Players: Mohammed Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Shardul Thakur.

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