ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan batsman Sohaib Maqsood will miss the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup attributable to a again harm.
After an MRI scan on his decrease again, Maqsood was changed within the 15-member squad by veteran Shoaib Malik for the event which begins later this month.
“Sohaib is devastated to overlook out as he had labored arduous for this occasion and was in glowing type,” chief selector Mohammad Wasim stated Saturday. “We really feel for him however accidents are half and parcel of the game. I’m positive after present process rehabilitation, he’ll absolutely get better to be accessible for future assignments.”
Malik has not performed a T20 worldwide since competing towards England final yr. The selectors didn’t embrace him within the preliminary T20 World Cup squad final month and didn’t function when Pakistan made three adjustments on Friday, bringing in Sarfaraz Ahmed, Haider Ali and Fakhar Zaman.
However Wasim stated “Shoaib’s expertise shall be helpful for all the squad.”
Malik is the world’s most capped T20 worldwide participant, having performed in 116 video games, three greater than countryman Mohammad Hafeez.
Malik led Pakistan within the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 and was a member of the Pakistan crew which gained the event in England in 2009. Though he missed out on the 2010 version, he featured within the 2012, 2014 and 2016 tournaments.
He had a below-par efficiency within the just lately concluded Caribbean Premier League within the West Indies with solely 67 runs in 11 video games for Guyana Amazon Warriors.
Pakistan will play two warm-up video games towards the West Indies and South Africa on Oct. 18 and 20, respectively, earlier than taking up archrival India in its opening Group 2 sport on Oct. 24 at Dubai.
New Zealand and Afghanistan are additionally within the group.
Extra AP sports activities: https://apnews.com/hub/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports