PCB decides to induct Ahmad Shahzad in World T20 squad
The board is forced to take a decision following dismal performance of Khurram Manzoor in Asia Cup who had replaced Shahzad for the two big tournaments including the World T20.
The PCB has also summoned a meeting of the team’s selection committee to discuss possible replacement of players for the mega event.
The 24-year-old Shehzad had managed just 33 runs in Pakistan‘s 2-1 Twenty20 series loss in New Zealand last month.
“The T20 team has been selected keeping in mind the conditions and the recent performances of some players in domestic and A team tours. The team is a fine blend of experience and youth and the selectors believe that team will do well in both tournaments,” said the chief selector Haroon Rasheed at the time of announcing squads for Asia Cup and World T20 on February 10.
Shehzad’s place had gone to 29-year-old Khurram Manzoor who had played 16 Tests and seven one-day internationals for Pakistan but has never featured in a Twenty20 game.
Manzoor had scored 309 runs in Pakistan‘s Twenty20 tournament with a strike rate of 133 which earned him the place.