A few weeks away from the mega T20 event “T20 World Cup” and it’s one of the most exciting tournaments. International teams have selected their warriors who got experienced and didn’t try to do any sort of experiment. On the other hand, Babar Azam is again not happy with the T20 Squad.
On the other hand, Pakistan Cricket Board recently announced the T20 world cup squad, the moment they tweeted and shared the team no one looked happy at all. The team lacked experience and again PCB going with the experimenting.
No experienced T20 player on the roster, PCB dropped Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed, and Wajab Riaz. Instead of picking them, they went with new ones believing that they are the hitters.
The team has announced and as usual, PCB didn’t take the captain under their confidence which reflected immediately. The skipper Babar Azam came forward and revealed again that he’s not happy with the T20 squad selection.
That’s not the first time, Babar Azam raised his voice against the team selection and gone against the board. In March, when Pakistan Cricket Board announced the team for every format and Babar Azam wasn’t happy with the T20 squad at that time as well.
Babar Azam Isn’t Happy With T20 World Cup Team Selection
Babar Azam the skipper of the Pakistan Cricket team has said that he’s not happy with the T20 world cup team selection. T20 World Cup is one of the most important tournaments, where other teams have selected their formed players to dominate in the tournament.
Looking at the Pakistan Cricket Team for T20 World Cup surely doesn’t look like a world cup squad. Pakistan Cricket Board has got a great chance to include Mohammed Amir too.
Yesterday Mohammed Amir said “I am available” when the previous management resigned from their position.
PCB selected the whole squad without discussing a single player with Babar Azam, which frustrates him and he even said it.
Babar Azam’s Preference For T20 World Cup Squad
Babar Azam being disappointed with the T20 World Squad looked very clear because some players haven’t played shorter format for a long time but still made it into the surprising team.
According to the skipper, some changes might need to be done. He preferred Sharjeel Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Faheem Ashraf, and Usman Qadir in the squad.
Even these players are much better than the newly included ones, as they have T20 experience and can contribute better when you have to face teams like India, New Zealand, etc.
Even there are sources revealed, that PCB told the skipper to focus on your batting and captaincy instead of interfering in selection. Pakistan cricket fraternity and even fans are criticizing for selecting players like Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, Azam Khan, and Sohaib Maqsood.
Babar Azam wasn’t the only one who had an argument and disliked the squad. Former head coach Misbah-ul-Haq also had disappointed with the team selection and objected to selecting Azam Khan.
One of the surprising things is that the chief selector having a full conversation with Rameez Raja (who’s the main contender for the PCB chairperson) and consulting him regarding team selection. But didn’t consider to involve the main man Babar Azam in the discussion.
Pakistan Fans Are In The Same Boat
Just like Misbah-ul-Haq and Babar Azam, the cricket fans have also shown their concern regarding the team selection. Twitter is filled with some serious suggestions and many of them also preferred Sharjeel Khan in the squad too.
It happened, but it can be undone as it’s in the hand of PCB. They should rethink their selection and also consider Mohammed Amir as well.
Because his involvement will create a great impact on the bowling side and will be dangerous for the opponents.
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