A must-have in the T20 World Cup squad, Ali Khan Tareen glad Pakistan big-hitter is back in the team

Ali Khan Tareen said Sohaib Maqsood was a must-have in the T20 World Cup squad

Ali Khan Tareen: “So happy to see Sohaib Maqsood back in the National team. An absolute must in the World Cup squad”

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Former Multan Sultans co-owner Ali Khan Tareen is glad to see Sohaib Maqsood in the national team and said he is a must-have player in the T20 World Cup squad.

Maqsood was included in the team for the star-studded event following impressive performances on the domestic circuit, especially in this year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL).

The 34-year-old was the third-highest run-scorer with 428 runs in 12 games for the Multan Sultans, which included five half-centuries, at an average of 47.55 and a strike-rate of 156.77.

His performance in the PSL earned him a recall to the national team and he featured in the series against England and the West Indies.

Maqsood scored 46 runs in the three-match ODI series against England at an average of 15.33.

He followed that up with 47 runs in the three-match T20 series at an average of 15.66 and a strike-rate of 162.06.

As for the T20 series against the West Indies, he made five runs in the one game he batted in.

Most recently, Maqsood represented the Muzzaffarabad Tigers in the Kashmir Premier League (KPL), where he accumulated 193 runs in seven matches, which included two fifties, at an average of 32.16 and a strike-rate of 129.53.

“So happy to see Sohaib Maqsood back in the National team. An absolute must in the World Cup squad!” Tareen said on Twitter.

Pakistan will kick off their T20 World Cup campaign against arch-rivals India on October 24 in Dubai.

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