Ahmed Shehzad called up for World T20

The failure of the top-order in Asia Cup forced the selectors to rethink about their decision


Nabeel Hashmi March 02, 2016
Ahmed Shehzad. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Pakistan’s opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad is line to replace Khurram Manzoor in the World T20 squad as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked for his passport so that his Indian visa arrives in time.

Shehzad was overlooked for the Asia Cup and World T20 but his consistent performances in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) built pressure on the selectors and the team management to select him.

The failure of the top-order in Asia Cup, especially Khurram Manzoor’s poor run of form, forced the selectors to rethink about their decision.

Pakistan drop Shehzad for Asia Cup, World Twenty20

The right-handed opening batsman is closing in on 1,000 T20I runs as well as he is just 59 runs short at 941.

“Ahmed has been asked to submit his passport for the World T20,” a PCB official confirmed while talking to The Express Tribune. “His inclusion in the World T20 side will be made official soon.”

COMMENTS (31)

asad amdad | 5 years ago | Reply i love ahmad shehzad.very good decision by pcb to ahmad in t20 wc.i wish k ahmad wct20 me acha perform kari ga
Azhar Ashaq | 5 years ago | Reply Pakistan need a spinner and syed ajmal is probably the best at now. Afridi is not a reliable player so make him open the innings pakistan can have a great benifit from this move. The death bowling is not up to date you need to have a bowler like junaid khan in the team. for me the playing X1 should be: Afridi shehzad Hafeez sarfaraz malik imad wasim Wahab riaz Mohammad amir junaid khan syed ajmal mohammad irfan
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