5. Faheem Ashraf

Faheem Ashraf is a cricketer who is adept with both bat and ball. He is also an experienced player as well and has represented Pakistan in 42 T20Is. While he has scalped 35 wickets at a good strike rate of 20.54, he has also scored 259 runs at a strike rate of close to 130 in T20Is.

4. Wahab Riaz

Another surprising omission from the Pakistan T20 squad that was announced for the T20 World Cup is Wahab Riaz. Riaz is a bowler who can get the ball to swing in the air, and can also bowl toe-crushing yorkers and accurate bouncers that can catch batsmen off guard.

3. Sharjeel Khan

Sharjeel Khan was in excellent form in the 2021 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The bulky left-hander pulverized several bowling attacks and emerged as the 5th highest run-scorer in the competition.

2. Shoaib Malik

Shoaib Malik has been a part of Pakistan cricket for two decades now. Malik is the second-highest run-scorer for the Pakistan side in T20Is and has plundered 2323 runs at an average of 31.39.

1. Sarfaraz Ahmed

Another omission that was a surprising one was that of veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed. The 34-year-old has played 60 T20Is for the Pakistan side and has scored 812 runs at a decent average of 28.00 and a strike rate in excess of 125.