T20 World Cup: Pakistan declares 12-man squad for blockbuster India conflict

Left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi (L) and Pakistani skipper Babar Azam. Photo: File
Left-arm quick bowler Shaheen Afridi (L) and Pakistani skipper Babar Azam. Photo: File

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam Saturday revealed the 12-man squad which can tackle India within the high-voltage conflict on Sunday. 

12-man squad:

Babar (c)

Rizwan (wk)






Shadab (vc)





Geo News had earlier reported that the staff administration had determined to had determined to incorporate senior and skilled cricketers within the taking part in XI for a lot of the T20 World Cup, together with the blockbuster India conflict scheduled to happen on October 24.

“Pakistan has decided to go with a combination of senior and experienced cricketers in the clash against India,” a supply had advised Geo News earlier this week.

“Unless fitness issues creep up, the same combination that is playing in the warm-up matches will be seen in action against India,” the sources had mentioned.

Babar Azam-led squad look to interrupt World Cup jinx towards India

The Pakistani staff will look to finish their shedding streak towards India on the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup when the 2 rivals start their title race in a Sunday blockbuster.

India have crushed Pakistan in all of their 12 matches on the T20 and 50-over World Cups.

However, Pakistan come into the Super 12s contest with 10 wins in a row within the UAE and former Pakistan all-rounder Mudassar Nazar believes the staff has struck the correct steadiness to problem Virat Kohli’s India.

“A week ago I had apprehensions about the team but now they have made certain changes and they look a decent, well-balanced side now,” Nazar had advised AFP earlier.

“Pakistan stand a very good chance as they have experienced players who have played a lot against India. India start as favourites and they have all the areas covered but in T20 anybody could beat anybody on their day.”

Azam, who’s in high kind with two T20 centuries this 12 months, believes his staff can break the World Cup jinx.

“Definitely we have played a lot of cricket in the UAE,” Babar had mentioned when requested about his staff’s dismal 0-5 document towards India in T20 World Cup clashes.

“These conditions suit us and we know how to play here. We need to keep things simple in all the departments.”

The two groups final met within the 2019 ODI World Cup in England as India solely performs Pakistan in multi-nation occasions after reducing off bilateral cricket ties with their neighbours following the 2008 Mumbai terror assaults.