The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced the squad for upcoming T20 World Cup 2022. The 15-member squad will be led by skipper Babar Azam and Shadab Khan will be his deputy. In the recent years, Pakistan have done really well in the shortest format of cricket and therefore they definitely have the potential to win the T20 World Cup this year. Several expected names have failed to make into the squad. The most notable omission from the Pakistan’s squad is of veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik. Fans expected to see his name in the squad because he is their most experienced player in the shortest format of the game. Unfortunately, Pakistan is going to miss Shoaib Malik in T20 World Cup. Let’s see Why Shoaib Malik is not selected in Pakistan’s squad for T20 World Cup 2022?
Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 Squad
Pakistan name their 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup 🇵🇰
Fakhar Zaman only makes the reserves! pic.twitter.com/pdFztPzpqb
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) September 15, 2022
Why Shoaib Malik is not included in Pakistan’s T20 World Cup 2022 squad?
It was quite clear that veteran batsman Shoaib Malik will not get a place in the upcoming World Cup. He was also not considered for selection in the squad of Asia Cup. The reason behind his omission from the squad is his age. The selectors are now moving towards young players. It is also said that he failed to get a place in the T20 World Cup 2022 squad because he took a dig on Pakistan Cricket Board.
Pakistan’s Squad for Asia Cup 2022
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain.
Pakistan has won the Asia Cup for five times. They last won the tournament in 2014.
Why Shoaib Malik is not selected in Pakistan’s squad for Asia Cup 2022?
The reason behind his non-selection is mainly the age factor. Shoaib Malik has touched the age of 40 years and therefore the selectors are focusing on giving chances to youngsters ahead of the veterans.