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Babar Azam is unhappy with T20 World Cup squad’s selection: News Source

Babar Azam is unhappy with the T20 World Cup squad’s selection, claims a news source on Tuesday.

According to the sources, Pakistani skipper Babar Azam was not taken into confidence on the selection of the team for the upcoming much-anticipated cricket event.

The source has also cited that Azam is unhappy with the inclusion of Azam Khan and Sohaib Maqsood in Pakistan’s T20 squad.

Babar Azam was in favour of including Faheem Ashraf and Fakhar Zaman in the team, and he tried to get in touch with Ramiz Raja to discuss the team selection, however, he was not heard, the source added. 

The source claims that through the team selection, a message was sent to Babar Azam that he should focus more on playing rather than focusing on which players are included or not.

An insider revealed a day earlier that  Misbah-ul-Haq also resigned from the post of the head coach due to conflicts with the cricket board and his reservations over the team selection. 

Misbah was also not happy with the inclusion of Azam Khan in the team.

Reportedly, he had an argument with PCB CEO Wasim Khan over the team selection.

It was a day ago when Chief selector Mohammad Wasim announced a 15-man squad, with three players selected as reserves.

The 15-man squad for T20 World Cup announced:

Babar Azam (captain, Central Punjab)

Shadab Khan (vice-captain, Northern)

Asif Ali (Northern)

Azam Khan (wicketkeeper, Southern Punjab)

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Haris Rauf (Northern)

Hasan Ali (Central Punjab)

Imad Wasim (Northern)

Khushdil Shah (Southern Punjab)

Mohammad Hafeez (Central Punjab)

Mohammad Hasnain (Sindh)

Mohammad Nawaz (Northern)

Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

Mohammad Wasim Jnr (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

Shaheen Shah Afridi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

Sohaib Maqsood (Southern Punjab)

Traveling reserves – Fakhar Zaman (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Shahnawaz Dahani (Sindh), and Usman Qadir (Central Punjab)

 

Saman Siddiqui

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