Efficiency of Sohaib Maqsood, Azam Khan, and Asif Ali worries PCB

Pakistan squad for T20 World Cup. Picture: PCB.

ISLAMABAD: The demand for a change in Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad gained momentum amongst native cricket circles after a few of the nationwide cricketers failed to indicate spectacular efficiency within the Nationwide T20 Cup.

Sources aware of the matter mentioned that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had ensured the participation of the members of Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad within the Nationwide T20 Cup to supply them with a possibility to check their muscle groups forward of the mega occasion.

In the course of the Nationwide T20 Cup, Sohaib Maqsood, Khushdil Shah, Azam Khan, and Asif Ali did not put up a formidable efficiency.

Sources mentioned that modifications within the T20 World Cup squad can be important if gamers couldn’t convey enchancment of their efficiency within the coming days.

Wicket-keeper/batsman Azam Khan utterly failed in each fields. Asif Ali might rating simply 43 and 10 runs in his two matches, whereas Khushdil Shah made 21, 24, and 6 runs in three matches, respectively. Opener Fakhar Zaman is anticipated to be included within the 15-member squad.

It’s pertinent to say right here that the Worldwide Cricket Council guidelines allowed modifications to be made to the T20 World Cup squads earlier than Oct 16.

PCB chairman sad with commonplace of pitches, group choice   

Effectively-formed sources mentioned that PCB Chairman Rameez Raja is sad with the usual of pitches in addition to the division of gamers within the six groups.

The PCB chief has requested the Nationwide Excessive-Efficiency Centre’s director to assessment the gamers’ division and steadiness out the groups. He additionally issued instructions to make bating pitches on the Gaddafi Stadium.

Earlier, Rameez Raja had mentioned that he won’t compromise on the usual of pitches. It’s pertinent to say right here that the second part of the Nationwide T20 Cup will start on October 6.

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