Pakistan's T20 World Cup squad: Basit Ali excludes Mohammad Amir

The squad will be led by Babar Azam

By Web Desk
April 30, 2024
Mohammad Amir. - PCB

Former cricketer Basit Ali shared his Pakistan T20 World Cup squad in a video on his official YouTube channel on Monday.

The squad will be led by Babar Azam but there was no place for pacer Mohammad Amir in his 15-member squad.

“Amir has a lot of experience but I haven’t kept him in my squad. If Haris Rauf is unfit, then the selection committee could opt for Amir,” Basit explained.

The left-armer, Amir, took back retirement from T20 cricket last month and featured in the five-match T20I series against New Zealand on home soil recently. He took three wickets in as many innings during the series against New Zealand.

Basit also named all-rounder Agha Salman, pacer Mohammad Ali and wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Haris as part of the travelling reserves.

Basit Ali’s Pakistan T20 World Cup squad

Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Saim Ayub, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Azam Khan/Usman Khan, Irfan Niazi, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Abbas Afridi/Aamer Jamal, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Usama Mir and Abrar Ahmed.

Reserves: Agha Salman, Mohammad Ali and Mohammad Haris.

Remember, Pakistan is in Group A with arch-rivals India and the two sides will take on one another in one of the most anticipated matches of the World Cup on June 9 at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York.

It is worth mentioning that 20 qualifying teams are divided into four groups of five, from which the top two teams of every group will make their way to the Super 8 round.

In the next stage, qualifying teams will once again be divided into two groups of four, from which the top two teams will make their way to the semi-final and then the winners will play the final of the T20 World Cup on June 29.

Pakistan’s T20 World Cup 2024 schedule

June 6: Pakistan vs USA, Dallas

June 9: Pakistan vs India, New York

June 11: Pakistan vs Canada, New York

June 16: Pakistan vs Ireland, Lauderhill


    Muhammad Ali commented 3 months ago

    Muhammad Aamir ka career khatam kar diya jub ke sub ko pata hai us jese bowler pure T20 world cup main Kisi pass bhi nahi hai Rahi baat Shaheen ki to wo to Afridi ki parchi par khel Raha hai

      MUHAMMAD IRFAN SAFDAR commented 3 months ago

      Agree with you brother

    Nawab khan commented 3 months ago

    Parchi cricket board

    Buty commented 3 months ago

    What are fact and figures of Basit Ali in his career he was a failed cricketer and now commenting as he is an Allama. Our team is lucky to have bowler like Amir a world recognized bowler. who has asked Basit Ali for his recommendations.