T20 World Cup: Pakistan’s Sohaib Maqsood ruled out of WC squad due to back injury – Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Sohaib Maqsood has been ruled out of the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup squad due to back injury on Saturday. Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed the development however PCB are yet to announce his replacement. Pakistan is likely to induct Shaib Malik as his replacement in Pakistan’s squad.
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Maqsood is still having difficulty in walking after the injury and he may not be able to travel with the team. “Sohaib Maqsood was brought to a hospital for an MRI scan. He is finding it difficult to walk. His inclusion in the World Cup squad will be made after the report is released,” a source had told Geo News.
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Earlier this week, PCB announced three big changes in their squad. Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, middle-order batsman Haide Ali and opening batsman Fakhar Zaman were added to the 15 member squad replacing Azam Khan, Mohammad Hasnain and Khushdil Shah.
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Pakistan Cricket Board’s National selectors on Friday confirmed Pakistan’s squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates from 17 October to 14 November. Pakistan is in Group 2 and will open its campaign against India on 24 October at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Pakistan’s 15-player squad (in alphabetical order):
- Babar Azam (captain, Central Punjab)
- Shadab Khan (vice-captain, Northern)
- Asif Ali (Northern)
- Fakhar Zaman (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
- Haider Ali (Northern)
- Haris Rauf (Northern)
- Hasan Ali (Central Punjab)
- Imad Wasim (Northern)
- Mohammad Hafeez (Central Punjab)
- Mohammad Nawaz (Northern)
- Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
- Mohammad Wasim Jnr (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
- Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper, Sindh)
- Shaheen Shah Afridi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
- Sohaib Maqsood (Southern Punjab)
Travelling reserves – Khushdil Shah (Southern Punjab), Shahnawaz Dahani (Sindh) and Usman Qadir (Central Punjab)
Player Support Personnel: Mansoor Rana (manager), Saqlain Mushtaq (interim head coach), Shahid Aslam (assistant head coach), Matthew Hayden (batting consultant), Vernon Philander (bowling consultant), Cliffe Deacon (physiotherapist), Drikus Saaiman (strength and conditioning coach), Abdul Majeed (fielding coach), Talha Ejaz (team analyst), Col (retd) Muhammad Imran (Security Manager), Ibrahim Badees (media and digital manager), Dr Najeeb Soomro (team doctor) and Malang Ali (Masseur)