Sohaib Maqsood has been ruled out of the World Cup squad due to a back injury.
The Pakistan Cricket Team is in constant discussion before the T20 World Cup (ICC T20 World Cup 2021). Babar Azam’s captaincy team is going through different situations before the World Cup. After the sudden resignation of head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis and then the cancellation of the T20 series by teams like New Zealand-England, now a key player of the team has been injured and is out of the team selected for the World Cup. Has gone. Pakistani team’s explosive batsman Sohaib Maqsood has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury two weeks before the first match against India. Maqsood had suffered a back injury a few days back. Experienced veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik has been included in the team in place of Maqsood.
Cricket website espn-cricinfo According to the report, Maqsood suffered a lower back injury during a match on 6 October in the National T20 Cup, the domestic T20 tournament being played in Pakistan these days. Since then he was out of the tournament and the PCB’s medical team was examining him. Since then, doubts have been raised about his place for the World Cup, but the Pakistani selectors did not take any decision due to waiting for the MRI scan report. Now Soheb’s report has come, in which it is clear that he will not be able to participate in the World Cup.
Changes will happen again in Pakistani team
The PCB had reshuffled the 15-member squad selected for the World Cup on Friday, October 8 itself, but Maqsood’s place was retained in it. Now in the changed situation, the Pakistani board has again changed the team to a new player and Shoaib Malik has returned after a year. The last date for change of teams for the World Cup is Sunday 10 October. PCB had swapped 3 players on Friday, after which former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, batsman Fakhar Zaman and Haider Ali returned to the team.
Malik returns after a year
Experienced all-rounder Malik, who has been part of the Pakistani team for the last two decades, has been included in the team. Malik was not even given a place in the reserve players, but there was a constant demand to include him in the team. In such a situation, after more than a year, Malik has returned to the team. Malik played his last T20 match for Pakistan in September 2020, but after that his card was cleared. Malik has batted well in domestic tournaments in recent times.
Such is Maqsood’s career
Sohaib Maqsood is a 34-year-old aggressive batsman, who usually bats in the top order. He led the Southern Punjab team in the National Cup before getting injured and scored half-centuries in two consecutive matches. Maqsood made a comeback in the Pakistani team this year after almost 5 years and played some flamboyant innings. He has scored 273 runs in 26 T20 matches at a strike rate of 116. On the other hand, the overall T20 record is much better, where he has scored 3565 runs in 148 matches at a strike rate of 134.
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