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Pakistan cricket team has always been known for producing exceptional cricketing talent. The team always has had a reputation for producing world-class players who have dominated the international cricket scene. The recent edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has once again proved that Pakistan has no shortage of talent when it comes to cricket. Pakistan’s second string 11 for the T20I series against Afghanistan looks promising as the PSL has uncovered a bunch of Pakistan’s emerging talent.
Top Order Batting:
Pakistan’s top-order batting for the T20I series against Afghanistan looks promising with the potential opening duo of Saim Ayub and Mohammad Haris. Both Ayub and Haris are young and have an attacking mindset with a classical approach to their batting. They have displayed their skills well in the recently concluded PSL, which bodes well for their international debut. Alongside them, Qasim Akram and Abdullah Shafique are also a good option for Pakistan’s top order, having shown his ability to play big shots and stabilize the innings when required. With this new crop of talented players, Pakistan has plenty of options to choose from for their opening partnership in the T20I series against Afghanistan as Pakistan’s emerging talent pool is full of match winners.
Middle Order Batting:
In the middle-order, Pakistan has some exciting options to choose from, with Azam Khan being the standout choice as a big-hitter who can adapt his innings according to the situation. His performances in PSL 8 were nothing short of remarkable, where he batted like a beast and scored runs at a staggering strike rate. Alongside him, Pakistan can consider Tayyab Tahir, who has the potential to build an innings and hit some big shots. Along with these younger talents, experienced players like Iftikhar Ahmed can provide stability and balance to the middle order. With this mix of talent, Pakistan’s middle-order looks well-equipped to tackle Afghanistan’s bowling attack
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Pakistan’s all-rounders position is likely to be occupied by Imad Wasim, given his impressive form in PSL 8, where he has been playing magnificently with both bat and ball. Wasim’s individual performances for Karachi have been outstanding, making him a strong candidate to fill in as an all-rounder for the national team. Along with Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz is also expected to be included in the squad, bringing with him a wealth of experience and skill. Together, these two all-rounders can provide a balance to Pakistan’s squad and have the potential to contribute significantly with both bat and ball.
Pakistan has unearthed a new fiery pace sensation in Ihsanullah, whose consistent deliveries above 140 km/h in PSL 8 have turned heads, making him a strong candidate for inclusion in the T20I squad against Afghanistan.Additionally, Mohammad Hasnain’s pacey bowling makes him a suitable option as well. In the absence of Shaheen Afridi, Pakistan can count on the experience of left-handed fast bowler Mohammad Amir. Zaman Khan is also a very handy bowler who can ball regularly at the pace of 140 plus and he has been performing for more than one year. In terms of spin bowling, Usama Mir is a strong contender with his impressive performances. Pakistan’s emerging talent in bowling is full of players who can win the game single handedly on their day.
Pakistan Possible 16 Men Squad For Afghanistan Series:
1. Babar Azam(C), 2 Saim Ayub, 3. Mohammad Haris, 4. Ihsanullah, 5. Qasim Akram, 6. Usama Mir, 7. Mohammad Hasnain, 8. Mohammad Amir, 9. Azam Khan, 10. Iftikhar Ahmed, 11. Imad Wasim, 12. Mohammad Nawaz, 13. Tayyab Tahir, 14. Abdullah Shafique, 15. Zaman Khan
Pakistan Possible Playing 11:
1.Babar Azam(C), 2. Mohammad Haris, 3. Saim Ayub, 4. Tayyab Tahir/ Qasim Akram, 5. Azam Khan, 6. Imad Wasim, 7. Mohammad Amir, 8. Usama Mir, 9. Ihsanullah, 10. Zaman Khan, 11. Mohammad Hasnain