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T20 World Cup: Pakistan Squad For The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Prediction; Azam Khan, Mohammad Amir Might Make Their Place


T20 World Cup 2024: The countdown is on! The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 is just 8 days away, and the excitement is through the roof! We’ve got the squads for all the teams lined up, except for one — Pakistan! The anticipation is building as we await the announcement of the Pakistan squad. Word on the street is that they’ll unveil their lineup right after the first T20 clash against England on May 24. Here is the prediction of the Pakistan Squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

The T20 World Cup 2024 is set to kick off on 1st June with the host team United States taking on Canada at Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas. The ICC main event is set to be hosted by the United States and West Indies and matches will be played in mixed order.

Pakistan are fixed in Group A along with India, the United States, Canada, and Ireland. They will play their first contest of the T20 World Cup 2024 on 6th June against the United States at Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas. They will play India on June 9 and that so far is the most hyped match for the T20 World Cup 2024.

With a lot of speculations going on the team combinations and balance, below is the prediction of the Pakistan Squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024:

Pakistan Squad For T20 World Cup 2024 Prediction

It is now pretty evident that the PCB is doubtful for a couple of selections and they are waiting for a couple of T20I matches against England after the washout of the 1st T20I. Babar Azam was announced as the skipper of the side replacing Shaheen Afridi who led the team for a T20I Series against New Zealand in January 2024.

Given that Babar Azam is going to lead the team and we all heard him in the pre-match conference talking about the new attacking brand of cricket, the squad may consist of aggressive top and middle-order players.

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Reading their footprints, Pakistan will opt for at least Five complete batters, five top-quality pacers, and four batting all-rounders who can bowl well. Takings about batters, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are sure to be there and young sensations Saim Ayub, and Azam Khan will also make their way in. Fakhar Zaman will be one of the key players for them in the middle order and they will look for him anyway.

Pakistan have some of the world’s best fast bowlers in the current scenario of T20 format. They have Shaheen Shah, Naseem Shah, and Haris Rauf, and all three should make their spot in the squad. Apart from the trio, Mohammad Amir and Abbas Afridi are two names that are also in the Pakistan Squad in England so they may also get tickets. Releasing Hasan Ali from the Pakistan squad for the T20I series against England is a clear indicator that he is no more in the lineup.

Moving forward to the all-rounder’s selection, Imad Wasim is back in the T20I circuit for Pakistan after his amazing PSL season with bat and ball this year. Iftikhar Ahmed will be an important part of their playing11 in the middle order so he is certain to be in the squad too.

T20 World Cup: Pakistan Squad For The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Prediction; Azam Khan, Mohammad Amir Might Make Their Place
Imad Wasim

Shadab Khan hasn’t been very impressive in recent times but he is an experienced soldier in Pakistan’s squad and is bound to feature in the squad. Agha Salman is another batter who can bowl in the middle overs and he can do damage with the bat as well. His presence in the squad makes sense.

Along with those 14 men, Pakistan can look at Abrar Ahmed, who is arguably the best spinning option in the Pakistan side right now. And lastly, they might think of adding Usman Khan to the squad as a backup batsman. This completes the Pakistan squad which seems to be a tougher side on paper.

Pakistan Squad For T20 World Cup (Predicted)

Babar Azam (c),
Mohammad Rizwan (WK),
Fakhar Zaman,
Saim Ayub,
Azam Khan (WK),
Usman Khan,
Iftikhar Ahmed,
Imad Wasim,
Salman Ali Agha,
Shadab Khan,
Abbas Afridi,
Mohammad Amir,
Naseem Shah,
Shaheen Shah Afridi,
Haris Rauf,
Abrar Ahmed

READ: T20 World Cup 2024: All Squads for ICC Men’s T20 WC 2024 | Check out T20 World Cup Full Squads 2024

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