Pakistan Announced T20 Squad for Australian Tour
Australian tour has always been difficult for Pakistan cricket team, and this time with a lack of experience both in bowling & batting will bring more challenges for Pakistan in the series. World no 1 T20 team will face mighty Australia on the 3rd of November, 2019 at Sydney cricket ground. Pakistan has been No 1 T20 team for more than 1 year but the current form of Pakistan cricket team makes Australia a clear favorite, especially being whitewashed by the 2nd string team Sri Lanka at home ground.
Babar Azam (capt) will lead the team first time in his career followed by Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Musa Khan, Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir, Wahab Riaz
Pakistan has a history of surprising teams and all the fans around the world. Whenever Pakistan is ruled out of a tournament, they have the tendency of bouncing back.
Challenges Pakistan will face:
A New look team alongside new Captain, it will be a test of youngster Baber Azam as he has been the backbone of Pakistan batting line-up for more than 1 year, but this is going to be a completely different challenge for him as a Captain. He has to take care of the team alongside the burden of being main batsman for Pakistan cricket team.
Now the question is, how well he can do under pressure in both departments at Australian grounds?
Misbah-ul-Haq (head coach and chief selector) has named some new faces which is good for Pakistan cricket as the team had to find the right combination before the T20 world cup.
Khushdil Shah, Musa Khan, and Usman Qadir among the new faces, but the question is that Do Misbah & Baber are bold enough to take a risk and give a chance to new faces?
My Playing XI:
Here as a fan, I would like to share my playing eleven to see whether Misbah-Ul-Haq thinks the same way or I am being too sentimental about it?
Openers: Babar Azam (capt), Fakhar Zaman / Imam-ul-Haq
Middle-order: Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed/ Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Asif Ali
All-rounder: Imad Wasim
Bowlers: Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Wahab Riaz
Please Share your team for the first T20 in the comments section.