T20 World Cup 2021: Pakistan Announces A 15-Member Squad, Babar Azam To Lead The Side. The Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday has announced a 15-member squad that will take on New Zealand and England in the T20I series and for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 this year.
Notably, the Pakistan National Cricket Team will take on England and New Zealand. While they will play a five-match T20I series against New Zealand from September 25-October 03, the Men in Green will also take on the Englishmen will also tour them for a two-match T20I series which will take place on October 13 and October 14.
Pakistan Announces A 15-Member Squad For T20 World Cup 2021
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Monday, announced a 15-member squad for the T20I series against New Zealand and England and also for the T20 World Cup 2021. Babar Azam, the country’s top batsman, will lead the side in the T20 World Cup this year while Mohammad Rizwan will assume the vice-captaincy responsibility.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 6, 2021
Pakistan To Play Against India In First T20 World Cup 2021 Fixture
The Men in Green will face their arch-rivals, team India in the opening fixture of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The game will take place in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on October 24, which will also proceed the beginnings of Group B in the World Cup. The two giants of world cricket now collide in multi-national tournaments only due to political tensions between the two nations.
Pakistan have been placed alongside India, Afghanistan, and New Zealand in Group B of the tournament. They will be joined by the 2nd qualifier of Group A and the first qualifier of Group B in the tournament. The automatic qualification of the top 8 teams took place on the basis of the ICC T20I Team Rankings as of March 20, 2021.