PAK vs ENG: PCB to announce squad for T20I series in next two days

PAK vs ENG: Pakistan will lock horns with England in the first T20I of the series on September 20 in Karachi

September 13, 2022
— Reuters

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will announce the national squad for the T20I series against England in the next two days.

England will be touring Pakistan for a seven-match T20I, which will kick off on September 20 at the National Stadium Karachi.

According to the details, the visiting team will arrive on September 15, while the national squad will gather in Karachi on September 16.

Meanwhile, the cut-off date for the announcement of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2022 squad is also September 15, but the PCB has not contacted the international governing body for an extension.

The poor performance of the batters in the recently concluded T20 Asia Cup 2022 has prompted the selection committee to announce a single squad.

The combination of the batting line-up is likely to be changed, while two wicket keepers in the squad may also be possible.

Fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi is still undergoing rehab in London, and he has to start bowling. All these issues are a headache for the think tank.

However, the local cricket governing body is set to contact the ICC to extend the cut-off date, and then if permission is granted, the squad for the World Cup will be announced during the series against England. Otherwise, both squads will be announced on September 15, along with the reserve players. 

Sohail Imran is a senior reporter for Geo News.