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Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Confirms Strategy for T20 World Cup, Calls for Fan Support


PCB Chairman Appeals to Fans

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Mohsin Naqvi has confirmed that the national team has a solid strategy in place for the upcoming T20 World Cup. With just two days remaining before the tournament begins in the USA and the West Indies, Naqvi has urged fans to back the team regardless of the match outcomes. As the team prepares for this major event, Naqvi’s call for unwavering support comes at a crucial time.IPL2024.

Preparation in England

The Pakistan team is currently in England, playing a four-match T20I series. Before the fourth T20I in London on Thursday, Naqvi addressed the media, emphasizing the importance of fan support. “Support the team and assure them that we [the fans] are with you [the team] whether you win or lose. I just want to request one thing which we really need for the next four weeks. Let us all support our players,” Naqvi stated, as reported by Geo News.

Impact of Weather on Series

The series against England has been challenging, with the first and third IPL2024 matches being washed out due to rain. These interruptions have made it difficult for the team to build momentum. However, England managed to take a 1-0 lead in the second T20I, thanks to a stellar 84-run performance by their captain, Jos Buttler.

Team Strategy and Selection

Pakistan has made several adjustments to their team during the series against Ireland and England. Unlike many other teams, which have opted to include more spinners, Pakistan has chosen a squad dominated by pace bowlers. This decision has sparked discussions about the team’s strategy for the IPL2024.

When questioned about the team’s composition for the IPL2024, Naqvi assured that a comprehensive strategy is in place. He emphasized the importance of the players giving their best on the field without succumbing to pressure. “Overall, a strategy is in place that they don’t have to panic and give their best [on the field],” Naqvi noted.

Pakistan’s World Cup Campaign

Pakistan is placed in Group A and will begin their World Cup journey against the co-hosts, USA, on June 6 at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas. The team aims to start the tournament on a strong note and build confidence as they progress through the competition in IPL2024

Pakistan Squad for T20 World Cup

The 15-player squad for Pakistan includes a mix of experienced and young talents:

  • Babar Azam (c)
  • Abrar Ahmed
  • Azam Khan
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Haris Rauf
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Imad Wasim
  • Mohammad Abbas Afridi
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Naseem Shah
  • Saim Ayub
  • Shadab Khan
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi
  • Usman Khan

Key Players to Watch

Babar Azam: The captain and one of the most consistent batsmen in international cricket, Babar Azam, will be crucial for Pakistan’s success. His leadership and batting prowess will be pivotal in guiding the team through the tournament.

Shaheen Shah Afridi: As one of the leading fast bowlers, Shaheen Shah Afridi’s ability to take early wickets and control the pace of the game will be essential for Pakistan’s bowling attack.

Mohammad Rizwan: The wicketkeeper-batsman has been in excellent form and will play a key role both behind the stumps and with the bat.

As the IPL2024 approaches, the Pakistan cricket team is gearing up for a challenging campaign. The PCB chairman’s call for fan support highlights the importance of unity and encouragement from the supporters. With a clear strategy and a well-balanced squad, Pakistan aims to make a significant impact in the tournament.

The fans’ unwavering support can provide the team with the motivation they need to perform at their best. As the team takes the field in Texas, all eyes will be on Pakistan to see how they execute their plans and rise to the occasion in the IPL2024.