Pakistan on Thursday announced their squads for the T20 World Cup in Australia and for the 7-match T20 series vs Pakistan at home. Responding to the selection news, former Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir took to Twitter to take a dig at the selection and the selector.
He said, "chief selector ki cheap selection."
Amir and PCB have long been at loggerheads with each other. While announcing his retirement, the pacer also mentioned that the atmosphere of the team and the board is pretty bad, and his mental state was being affected by the same.
Pakistan's T20 World Cup squad
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (VC), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir
Earlier, apart from the World Cup squad, Pakistan also announced the team for the 7-match T20 series vs England. For the latter, the selectors have called up two players from the domestic circuit - Abrar Ahmed and Aamir Jamal.
Here's a look at their career's so far.
Who is Abrar Ahmed?
Abrar Ahmed is a 23-year-old Right-Arm Leg Spin Bowler who made his T20 debut for Karachi Kings in 2017. He made his first-class debut during the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in 2020 for Sindh.
In 16 domestic T20 matches, Ahmed has taken 18 wickets at an economy of 7.62. He has also played 12 ODI's and taken 17 scalps at an impressive economy of 4.55.
Who is Aamir Jamal?
Aamir Jamal is a 26-year-old all-rounder who can strike the ball a long way. He is also a medium-pacer with a good record in the domestic circuit.
In 11 T20s played, Jamal has taken 13 wickets at an economy of 9.21. With the bat, he has scored 221 runs at an astonishing strike rate of 178.22. He has played for Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL.