In the latest injury update of Shaheen Shah Afridi by the Pakistan Cricket Board on the last 20th, it was informed that he will be missing out on the upcoming Asia Cup and England tour due to a knee injury. Afridi was ruled out of the upcoming Asia Cup after the medical team advised him the rest for 4-6 weeks. He sustained the injury while fielding during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle last month.
On 22nd August, PCB announced his replacement. Mohammad Hasnain will replace Shaheen Shah Afridi in the Pakistan squad for the T20 Asia Cup 2022 to be played in the United Arab Emirates from 27 August to 11 September.
Mohammad Hasnain has represented Pakistan in 18 T20Is and has picked up 17 wickets. Maybe, he is not a like-for-like replacement for Shaheen Afridi but this 22-year-old can really bowl those quickies and also has control over them.
Pakistan will face their Asia Cup opening match in Dubai on August 28 against India, while their second match will take on the Asia Cup qualifier winner on September 2. The Super Four matches will be played from September 3 to 9, with the final on September 11.
Pakistan squad for T20 Asia Cup 2022 – Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Usman Qadir.