Multan Sultans' co-owner Ali Tareen has questioned opening batsman Shan Masood’s exclusion from Pakistan’s T20I squad for England series, despite being one of the top performer in now postponed Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020.
Pakistan selection committee on Friday shortlisted 17-member squad for the three-match Twenty20 International series against England starting later this month.
Following the announcement, Ali Tareen expressed his disappointment in a tweet stating that Multan Sultan captain (Shan Masood) deserve to be in the squad.
“How is Shan Masood not in the squad! He was the 3rd highest Pakistani run-scorer in the PSL, at a strike rate higher than Babar Azam. He captained a team from 5th to 1st. Ridiculous that he's not even in the squad!” Tareen tweeted.
The Babar Azam-led team will play Eoin Morgan’s England at Old Trafford, Manchester, from 28 August to 1 September.
Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Wahab Riaz.