T20 World Cup 2016 Team Preview
PAKISTAN Team Preview
Group: India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and winner group A (Q1A)
Best Performance: Champions in 2009 edition
Pakistan Team Preview for T20 World Cup 2016
The perennially mercurial team in international cricket-Pakistan. No one knows which Pakistan will show up on the day and this makes them an interesting prospect. Already shadowing their World T20 campaign in controversies- debate over inclusion of Mohammad Amir, over whether Shahid Afridi should be in the team let alone lead the side, over possible inclusion of Salman Butt in the squad, late inclusion of Ahmed Shehzad after Khurram Manzoor failed in Asia Cup and finally dissatisfaction over security arrangements at Dharamsala and forcing ICC to change the venue-their campaign has got the publicity even before they have played a single ball in this World T20.
Perennially mercurial faces with their perennial problem of batting and the inclusion of an in form Ahmed Shehzad at top of the order will give them some options. Hafeez’s form too is crucial if they need to get past group stage. Perhaps the best batsman in this line according to the current form is Umar Akmal, the top scorer of PSL with 335 runs. Shoaib Malik’s form is not great too and his role should be to be there till the end and it will be interesting to see his batting position in this XI.
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Now to the strong forte of this team, bowling. Their fast bowling is unequivocally one of the best in the tournament but it is anyone’s guess that they won’t be getting too many fast bowling friendly wickets in the tournament. In the spin department, they have Afridi and an all rounder Imad Wasim to create impact on pitches that will assist them. To look as a whole if their batting clicks they could really give a tough time to their group mates.
Pakistan Squad/Team/Players for T20 World Cup 2016
Anwar Ali, Imad Wasim, Khalid Latif, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Sami, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Shahid Afridi (capt), Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal (wk), Wahab Riaz.
Pakistan T20 World Cup 2016 Winner Odds
Pakistan is 16.50 to win the t20 tournament outright.
Cricket Island’s Pakistan Prediction for T20 World Cup 2016
Pakistan aren’t likely to go to the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2016.
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