Pakistan Squad

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is the biggest cricket tournament in the world, and it will start on 5 October in Ahmedabad, India. The final will be played on 19 November in Ahmedabad. Pakistan is one of the 10 teams that will compete for the trophy, and they have announced their 15-player squad for the event.

Pakistan is led by Babar Azam, who is one of the finest batters of the modern era and the captain of the Pakistan Men’s Cricket team. He ranks first in the ICC ODI rankings for batters. He has scored 19 ODI centuries and averages 57.83 in the format.

Shadab Khan is the vice-captain of the Pakistan team and an all-rounder who can bowl leg-spin and bat in the middle order. He has played 54 ODIs and taken 61 wickets at an economy rate of 5.12. He has also scored 529 runs at a strike rate of 91.23.

The other players in the Pakistan squad are:

  • Fakhar Zaman: An explosive left-handed opener who holds the record for the highest individual score by a Pakistani in ODIs (210 not out). He has scored six ODI centuries and averages 47.75.
  • Imam-ul-Haq: A solid left-handed opener who is the nephew of former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq. He has scored seven ODI centuries and averages 50.58.
  • Abdullah Shafique: A young right-handed batter who can bat at any position in the top order. He has played only four ODIs and scored 110 runs at an average of 27.50.
  • Mohammad Rizwan: A wicket-keeper batter who is in excellent form in all formats. He has scored three ODI centuries and averages 45.28. He also ranks seventh in the ICC T20I rankings for batters.
  • Saud Shakeel: A left-handed batter who can also bowl left-arm orthodox spin. He has played only six ODIs and scored 141 runs at an average of 35.25.
  • Iftikhar Ahmed: A right-handed batter who can also bowl off-spin. He has played 13 ODIs and scored 167 runs at an average of 23.85. He has also taken four wickets at an economy rate of 5.36.
  • Salman Ali Agha: A right-handed batter who can also bowl medium pace. He has played only two ODIs and scored 21 runs at an average of 10.50.
  • Mohammad Nawaz: A left-handed batter who can also bowl left-arm orthodox spin. He has played 24 ODIs and scored 374 runs at an average of 26.71. He has also taken 19 wickets at an economy rate of 4.74.
  • Usama Mir: A right-arm leg-spinner who can also bat lower down the order. He has played only one ODI and taken one wicket at an economy rate of 6.00.
  • Haris Rauf: A right-arm fast bowler who can bowl over 150 kmph and has a lethal yorker. He has played nine ODIs and taken nine wickets at an economy rate of 6.88.
  • Hasan Ali: A right-arm fast bowler who can swing the ball both ways and also bat aggressively. He has played 59 ODIs and taken 88 wickets at an economy rate of 5.56. He has also scored 751 runs at a strike rate of 102.02.
  • Shaheen Afridi: A left-arm fast bowler who is the spearhead of the Pakistan bowling attack. He has played 28 ODIs and taken 54 wickets at an economy rate of 5.03. He ranks fourth in the ICC ODI rankings for bowlers.
  • Mohammad Wasim Jnr: A right-arm fast bowler who can also bat lower down the order. He has played only three ODIs and taken four wickets at an economy rate of 6.00.
  • Saud Shakeel: A left-handed batter who can also bowl left-arm orthodox spin.

This is the squad of Pakistan team for the World Cup 2023, which was announced on September 22, a week before the final date of submission – September 28, 2023. The team is ranked number one in ODI cricket and aims to win their second World Cup title after their triumph in 1992.

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