Pakistan rely on Old Guns as it names 12-member squad for India match

Hafeez, Shoaib Malik included while Sarfraz, M Wasim, Nawaz excluded

By: News Desk      Published: 02:10 PM, 23 Oct, 2021
Pakistan rely on Old Guns as it names 12-member squad for India match
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Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam relying on Old Guns announced Saturday the 12-member squad for the crucial game against India, which will be played on Sunday in Dubai, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Former captain Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr and Mohammad Nawaz could not make into the 12 probable players that will take on the arch-rivals.

The squad includes batters, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman and senior batsmen Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik.

Moreover, Haider Ali and Asif Ali have also been named in the squad, but most likely, one of them will play the crunch contest.

Imad Wasim and vice-captain Shadab Khan are named in the 12-member squad as all-rounders.

Meanwhile, the left-arm ace fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf and Hasan Ali will make up the pace attack for the team.

Pakistan will look to break the jinx of not beating the neighbours in any World Cup contest.

The Men-in-Blue have been far dominating against the Men-in-Green in the T20Is as in eight meetings, Pakistan have just secured one win, which was back in 2012 in Bengaluru.