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Pakistan chief selector Mohammad Wasim said seamer Mohammad Hasnain, wicketkeeper-batsman Azam Khan and power-hitter Khushdil Shah “are in our future plans”.
This comes after Hasnain and Azam were axed from the T20 World Cup squad, with Haider Ali and Sarfaraz Ahmed replacing them respectively.
Khushdil is now a reserve player after swapping places with Fakhar Zaman, who was initially a reserve player.
In the National T20 Cup, Hasnain took six wickets in eight matches for Sindh at an average of 38.66 and an economy rate of 9.66.
Azam amassed 150 runs in 10 matches for Southern Punjab at an average of 16.66 and a strike-rate of 133.92.
As for Khushdil, he made 173 runs in eight games for Southern Punjab, which included a top score of 51 not out, at an average of 24.71 and a strike-rate of 125.36.
“They are in our future plans as a lot of cricket has to be played post the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and in the lead up to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia,” Wasim said in a press release from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Pakistan will kick off their T20 World Cup campaign against India on October 24 in Dubai.
Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik
Pakistan T20 World Cup Reserves: Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir