Fans react to selection of Azam Khan in Pakistan’s T20 squad

Azam Khan, the son of legendary Pakistani wicket-keeper Moin Khan who rose to game for his power-hitting in the Pakistan Super League, will soon don the green kit for the country.

The 22-year-old Karachi batsman has been named in the T20I squad for Pakistan’s upcoming series against England and New Zealand. His strike rate (159.95) is the highest by any Pakistani batsman in the T20s since 2020.

The youngster is replacing Asif Ali in the side. Ali had been under severe scrutiny by Pakistani supporters due to inconsistent performances in white-ball cricket.

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Cricket analyst Freddie Wilde feels that Azam’s selection is a good sign despite his fitness-related issues.

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A fan also shared THAT famous six off Peshawar Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz which was sent out of the park by Azam.

On the other hand, right-arm pacers Mohammad Abbas and Naseem Shah have made a return to the Test squad. Meanwhile, Imad Wasim has also been called for the T20Is.

Chief Selector Mohammad Wasim has decided to give another lifeline to youngster Abdullah Shafiq in T20Is after the Punjab-born failed to impress with the bat during the white-ball series on the New Zealand tour.