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Pakistan’s T20 World Cup Squad Can Be Changed if Needed: Chief Selector

KARACHI: The Pakistani side has no plan to change the T20 World Cup squad, but an option is available to bring in some changes if needed, chief selector Mohammad Wasim said Wednesday.

Wasim admitted that the Pakistan team is facing problems in the middle order and they are trying different combinations during the England series ahead of the mega tournament.

In the 15-player squad announced last week, top-order batter Shan Masood was included in the side for the shortest format for the first time along with fast bowlers Mohammad Wasim Junior and Shaheen Shah Afridi, while Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris and Shahnawaz Dahani have been named as the three travelling reserves.

Wasim Junior was included after recovering completely from the side strain he suffered during the ACC T20 Asia Cup, whereas Shaheen, who is undergoing rehabilitation for a knee injury in London and expected to resume bowling early next month, will join the squad in Brisbane on 15 October.

Changes can be made to the squad till 15 October, without needing the Event Technical Committee’s approval.

Mohammad Wasim said that team’s performance was not satisfactory in the Asia Cup 2022 final and the first T20 against England.