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USA vs PAK: Pakistan Playing 11 Against United States Prediction | ICC T20 World Cup 2024


USA vs PAK ICC T20 World Cup 2024: Pakistan are all set to kick start their T20 World Cup campaign on 6th May against United States at the Grand Prairie Stadium of Dallas. With the news of Imad Wasim being unavailable for the first game, this post reads the possible Pakistan Playing 11 for USA vs PAK match.

It is going to be a historic day for USA in Cricket as they are going to battle against one of the top teams in the format. They won their first match which was also the inaugural match of the tournament and registered their highest ever successful chase in T20 Internationals.

Pakistan will commence their campaign against the United States, who are buoyant following their impressive victory over Canada. Pakistan’s performance this year has been subpar, having lost series against both New Zealand and England prior to this tournament. Nevertheless, they did secure a 3-match T20I series win against Ireland, which stands as their sole positive outcome in recent months.

England vs Pakistan
England vs Pakistan | Pic: X (Pakistan Cricket)

Pakistan’s recent outings have fallen short of expectations, but the upcoming match against the USA presents a valuable opportunity for them to quiet their critics and make a strong statement at the beginning of the World Cup.

The unavailablity of Imad Wasim is confirmed by the board and his absence means a slight disbalance in the playing 11. Let’s take a look at the possible Pakistan Playing 11 for USA vs PAK match:

Pakistan Playing For USA vs PAK Prediction

First of all, the two big names making their International comeback were Imad Wasim and Mohammed Amir. With Haris Rauf is also fit and back in the team, Pakistan is a strong team on paper.

Pakistan Squad For T20 World Cup

Babar Azam (captain), Abrar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Khan, Imad Wasim (Unavailable).

Regarding Pakistan’s playing XI for the match against the USA, they will aim to position their best batters at the top. They previously experimented with Saim Ayub as an opener, but this strategy didn’t yield the desired results. Consequently, the experienced duo of Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam is expected to open the innings for Pakistan in their first game of the T20 World Cup 2024.

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At No. 3, Usman Khan, the keeper-batter, is likely to get the nod after showcasing his potential with the bat in the series against England. Fakhar Zaman, who has been outstanding in the middle order, is anticipated to take the No. 4 spot. His ability to dismantle any bowling attack on his day makes him a key player.

Azam Khan is expected to occupy the No. 5 position and handle wicketkeeping duties. Following him, Iftikhar Ahmed will likely play the role of the finisher, bringing his crucial all-round capabilities to the table. With Imad Wasim unavailable for the first match, Shadab Khan will shoulder greater responsibility as the team’s primary spinner.

USA vs PAK: Pakistan Playing 11 Against United States Prediction | ICC T20 World Cup 2024
Naseem Shah and Shaheen Shan

There is a strong possibility that Pakistan will field all four of their pace bowlers: Shaheen Shah, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, and Mohammad Amir. If this combination is utilized, it could form an exceptionally formidable and lethal bowling unit, raising the stakes for their opponents.

Pakistan Probable Playing 11 For USA vs PAK

  • Babar Azam (c)
  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Usman Khan
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Azam Khan (WK)
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Shadab Khan
  • Shaheen Afridi
  • Naseem Shah
  • Haris Rauf
  • Mohammad Amir

READ: T20 World Cup 2024 Points Table after IND vs IRE | India Win by 8 Wickets | Updated Team Ranking after India vs Ireland match

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