Khushdil has more experience in the middle order than him, Wasim on aggressive Pakistan big-hitter

Pakistan chief selector Mohammad Wasim said Khushdil Shah has more experience in the middle order than Fakhar Zaman

Mohammad Wasim: “Looking at batting in the middle order, we came to the conclusion that Khushdil Shah has [an] edge over Zaman because he has more experience of playing in that role”

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Pakistan chief selector Mohammad Wasim said Khushdil Shah was picked over Fakhar Zaman in the main squad for the T20 World Cup since he has more experience batting in the middle order.

Zaman is still part of the team, but as a reserve player.

“Looking at batting in the middle order, we came to the conclusion that Khushdil Shah has [an] edge over Zaman because he has more experience of playing in that role,” Wasim told Cricket Pakistan.

Zaman is currently representing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the National T20 Cup and made scores of 26 and 1 in his first two games against Central Punjab and Southern Punjab respectively.

As for Khushdil, he has made 21 and 24 runs in Southern Punjab’s games against Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa respectively.

Pakistan will begin their T20 World Cup campaign against India on October 24 in Dubai.

Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad: Babar Azam (capt), Shadab Khan (vice-capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Asif Ali, Sohaib Maqsood, Azam Khan (wk), Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hasnain.

Pakistan T20 World Cup Reserves: Usman Qadir, Shanawaz Dahani, Fakhar Zaman

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