PCB chief selector says 'squad for T20 World Cup can be changed if needed'

Changes can be made to the squad till 15 October

September 22, 2022
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief selector Mohammad Waism — Twitter

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) chief selector Mohammad Wasim said on Sunday that the national squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 could be changed if needed.

In an exclusive interview with Geo Super, Wasim acknowledged that the Pakistani team's middle order is an issue and that they are experimenting with different lineups during the England series in preparation for the major tournament.

"The Pakistan team is facing batting problems for which efforts are being made to solve. The team management is also making different combinations in the recent series to solve it and giving the opportunity to bench strength. The World Cup is around the corner and we are not too worried about two consecutive defeats."

The chief selector stated that although there is currently no plan to alter the World Cup roster, it is undoubtedly an option.

"I am not sure what changes could be made. I am hopeful that the players selected for the tournament perform well [in the ongoing series].

It is worth mentioning here that changes can be made to the squad till 15 October, without needing the Event Technical Committee's approval.

Pakistan squad: Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir

Travelling reserves: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani