Babar Azam wants Shoaib Malik in the T20I team I Pakistan cricket Babar Azam wants shoaib malik inclusion in t20i squad chief selector disagrees
- Pakistan cricket once again surrounded by controversies
- Major selectors do not agree with Babar Azam’s point
- There is a whole controversy over the selection of this player
Karachi: The T20 World Cup is a few months away, for which all the participating teams are busy deciding their players and their strategy. Pakistan Cricket Team is considered to be one of the strong contenders for the title this year and has many T20 star players. However, the Pakistan cricket team needs some improvement in their middle order. Captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are performing well in the top order, but the contribution of other batsmen has not been strong.
Knowing this fact, there is news about Babar Azam that he wants to include veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik in the T20 International team. But chief selector Mohammad Wasim does not agree with this view. This is the reason why the captain and the chief selector have come face to face with the selection of the player. Malik last led Pakistan in September 2020. However, the right-handed batsman did well. Babar Azam believes that the return of Shoaib Malik will solve the crisis of Pakistan’s middle order.
According to the Cricket Pakistan report, Babar Azam has asked Wasim to be included in the T20 team several times, but the chief selectors are not in favor of including the experienced all-rounder. Regarding Malik, who has turned 39, Wasim believes that he does not fit in the T20 team. Now it will be interesting to see whether former captain Shoaib Malik returns to the team.
Shoaib Malik’s great form
Shoaib Malik has given a stellar performance recently. Playing for Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League, Malik scored 354 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of around 150. Malik continued the same form in the Kashmir Premier League as well, scoring 240 runs in seven matches. In such a situation, Babar Azam has all the reasons to return Malik to the team.
However, Shoaib Malik also needs to take the green signal from the chief selector. The T20 World Cup will start from October 17. This time the T20 World Cup will be played in UAE and Oman. Pakistan has played many international matches in UAE, due to which they are being considered as strong contenders for the title.
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