India and Pakistan will be taking on each other on Sunday for their first match of the ICC T20 World Cup. Pakistan have already disclosed their 12-man squad for the much-anticipated fixture.
Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam revealed why they kept Sarfaraz Ahmed out of today’s game. “Sarfaraz is a good player of spin and has good confidence of playing against India. But we considered this would be our best XI for this match.”
Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik however featured in the squad. “Shoaib Malik also plays very well on the front foot and tackles spin very well. That’s why we have opted for him. Of course, Sarfaraz will get his chance in the matches to come,” said Babar Azam during a media interact squad against India:
Pakistan 12-member squad Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Haider Ali