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Shoaib Akhtar picks his own T20 squad and calls Wasim a ‘puppet selector’

Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar, former Pakistan bowler, has slammed Pakistan’s top selector, Mohammad Wasim, for picking an unworthy squad for the T20 World Cup. According to Akhtar, Wasim is a puppet, not a main selector. 

“The Pakistan squad for T20 World Cup will be changed. Mohammad Wasim is not a chief selector, he is just a puppet,” he said taking a hit at Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan.

Before heading out to the UAE for the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup, Pakistan would undoubtedly make changes to their squad, according to Akhtar. 

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It’s worth noting that each team has until October 10 to make as many adjustments to their lineup as they choose. After the deadline, the ICC committee will consider any required changes before approving or rejecting them. 

The Rawalpindi Express was dissatisfied with the team’s selection, claiming that there are many deserving players who should be replaced right away. He also revealed his 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup that he should have been nominated for. 

Shoaib Akhtar picked squad for T20 World Cup

Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shahnawaz Dahani, Mohammad Amir, Fakhar Zaman, Hussain Talat. 

Meanwhile, here is Pakistan’s official squad for the T20 World Cup: 

Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Asif Ali, Muhammad Husnain, Haris Rauf, Muhammad Wasim Jnr, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Muhammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Azam Khan, Khushdil Khan, Fakhar Zaman (Reserve), Usman Qadir (Reserve) and Shahnawaz Dahani (Reserve).  

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