In a recent piece of news, Pakistan selectors have announced the squad for the upcoming 20-20 World Cup 2022 to be played in Australia next month in October. Pakistan recently participated in the Asia Cup 2022 where they finished as the runners-up after losing to Sri Lanka by 23 runs in the final of the tournament.
The men in green will be seen with few changes in the squad during the World Cup 2022. It is being said because a few players who could’ve been there in the plans but unfortunately, will not be seen in the marquee tournament commencing on the 16th of October.
So, here we’ll have a look at five players who missed out on a spot in the squad picked for the eighth edition of the World Cup of the shortest format.
Former skipper and senior batter, Shoaib Malik has been in good touch with the bat in the ongoing domestic T20 tournament in Pakistan. Even at the age of 40, the veteran right-hander is contributing brilliantly with the bat in the shortest format of the game. Notably, Malik is the only player in Pakistan who is still playing after starting his international career in the decade of 90s.
Speaking of his T20I career, then the Sialkot-born batter has played 124 matches in the T20I format since his debut in the year 2006 against England. In these matches, he has scored 2435 runs with an average of 31.21 and nine half-centuries to his name. Even after the handsome records to his name, the senior batter had to miss out on the Pakistani squad for the 20-20 World Cup 2022.