PCB has unveiled the Pakistan team squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World cup 2016 tournament to be held in India from 8th March 2016 to 3rd April 2016. The same cricket team squad of Pakistan will be playing in Asia Cup before the World T20 tournament. Though the playing squad has been declared, changes can be made on the basis of players performance in Asia cup as clearly stated by the team captain Shahid Afridi.
Pakistan has won the T20 World cup in 2009 and remained runner-up in 2007. Currently they at 7th position in ICC T20 ranking table. The team is placed in group 2 with India, Australia, New Zealand and a qualifier.
The selected Pakistan team squad is the combination of experienced and new players. Four new players have been given chances to play their first T20 International, which includes batsmen Khurram Manzoor and Babar Azam, Rumman Raees (fast bowler) and Mohammad Nawaz (all-rounder). Players who cannot make their place in the team are opener Ahmed Shehzad, batsmen Shoaib Maqsood and Saad Nasim, Mohammad Rizwam (wicket-keeper batsmen), Aamer Yamin (all-rounder) and Umar Gul (fast bowler).
Here is the full players list of Pakistan squad which will be playing World T20 2016.
Pak Players Selected For T20 World Cup 2016 :
- Shahid Afridi (c)
- Mohammad Hafeez
- Shoaib Malik
- Mohammad Irfan
- Rumman Raees
- Wahab Riaz
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Babar Azam
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Mohammad Amir
- Umar Akmal
- Sarfraz Ahmed
- Imad Wasim
- Anwar Ali
- Khurram Manzoor
Pakistan T20 World cup 2016 Matches :–
- 16th March 2016 – Pakistan vs Qualifier A (Kolkata)
- 19th March 2016 – Pakistan vs India (Dharamsala)
- 22 March 2016 – Pakistan vs New Zealand (Mohali)
- 25 March 2015 – Pakistan vs Australia (Mohali)