Shoaib Malik replaces Sohaib Maqsood in World Cup squad

Old Hand all-rounder Shoaib Malik has switched the hurt Sohaib Maqsood in the Pakistan T20 World Cup squad.

Pakistan Cricket Board approved this in a report on Saturday.

The right-hander was decided out of the coming mega-event after suffering a back injury in the ongoing National T20 event.

“Sohaib is shocked to lose away on the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup as he had worked hard for this occasion and was in shiny form,” said PCB Chief selector Muhammad Wasim.

Waseem decision to involve Shoaib Malik in the side was removed when a talk with the team managing. “I am sure Shoaib’s practice will be useful for the whole squad.”

Previously, resources said that Malik’s name was have been debated as a temporary player to change injured Maqsood.

Shoaib Malik was in superb form along with the bat in the National T20, anywhere he scored 225 runs in seven games at a remarkable average of 75.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam had also questioned Malik’s presence in the initial T20 World Cup squad.

Furthermore, Shahnawaz Dhani and Khushdil Shah are also have being regarded as returning the injured batter.

Before, Pakistan Cricket Board proved that the batsman has been ruled out of the mega-case planned to start from October 17.

“PCB’s chief medical officer Dr. Najeeb and Physio Cliff Deacon analyzed Sohaib’s injury informed him to rest,” the board said in a statement. “His alternative will be said soon.”

Pakistan has now made three changes in the T20 World Cup squad, where Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, and Sarfaraz Ahmed have being pulled out in place of Mohammad Hasnain, Khushdil Shah, and Azam Khan.

Players chosen for the T20 World Cup have previously come into the ICC’s bio-secure bubble on Friday.

Pakistan squad:

Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali , Imad Wasim , Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper) and Shaheen Shah Afridi.

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