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.
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.”