The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the 15-player squad for the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, to be held in India from October 12 to November 23.
Babar Azam will lead the team for the third consecutive World Cup, while Shadab Khan will be his vice-captain. The squad includes a mix of experience and youth, with Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Afridi all returning from the 2019 World Cup.
Cricket World Cup 2023 Pakistan Squad
|Babar Azam (c)||Top-order batsman|
|Shadab Khan (vc)||All-rounder|
|Saud Shakeel||Middle-order batsman|
|Salman Ali Agha||All rounder|
|Hasan Ali||Fast bowler|
|Shaheen Afridi||Fast bowler|
|Mohammad Wasim||Fast bowler|
Cricket World Cup 2023 Pakistan Squad Detail
Here is a complete detail of players announced in the Pakistan Squad for the ICC World Cup 2023:
1. Babar Azam (c)
Babar Azam is the world’s top-ranked ODI batsman and is one of the best batsmen in the world in any format. He is a consistent run-scorer and has the ability to score runs in all conditions. Azam will be looking to lead Pakistan to their second World Cup title.
2. Shadab Khan (VC)
Shadab Khan is a leg-spinning all-rounder who is a key member of Pakistan’s team. He is a useful lower-order batsman and is also a capable bowler who can take wickets in all conditions. Khan will be looking to provide support to Azam in the leadership role.
3. Fakhar Zaman
FakharZaman is a left-handed opener who is a powerful hitter who can score quickly. He is a key member of Pakistan’s batting line-up and will be looking to provide a solid start to the innings.
Imam-ul-Haq is a left-handed opener who has been in excellent form in recent years. He is a consistent run-scorer and has the ability to score centuries in any conditions. Imam will be looking to continue his good form and help Pakistan win the World Cup.
5. Abdullah Shafique
Abdullah Shafique is a right-handed opener who has been in good form in recent matches. He scored a century against Australia in the recent ODI series and will be looking to build on his form in the World Cup.
6. Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan is a wicketkeeper-batsman who is one of the best in the world in his position. He is a consistent run-scorer and is also a capable wicketkeeper who can take important catches. Rizwan will be key to Pakistan’s batting success.
7. Saud Shakeel
Saud Shakeel is a left-handed batsman who is a promising young player. He has impressed in recent matches and could provide depth to Pakistan’s batting order.
8. Iftikhar Ahmed
Iftikhar Ahmed is an all-rounder who is a useful lower-order batsman and a handy off-spinner. He is a versatile player who can contribute in a number of ways.
9. Mohammad Nawaz
Mohammad Nawaz is an all-rounder who is a left-arm orthodox spinner who can also bat in the middle order. He is a useful player who can provide balance to the team.
10. Usama Mir
Usama Mir is a leg-spinner who is a young player who has impressed in recent matches. He is a talented bowler who could be a valuable asset to Pakistan’s bowling attack.
11. Haris Rauf
Haris Rauf is a right-arm fast bowler who is a quick bowler who can generate a lot of pace. He is a dangerous bowler who can take wickets in all conditions.
12. Hasan Ali
Hasan Ali is a right-arm fast bowler who is an experienced bowler who can swing the ball. He is a key member of Pakistan’s bowling attack and will be looking to lead the attack in the World Cup.
13. Mohammad Wasim
Mohammad Wasim is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who is a young player who has impressed in recent matches. He is a talented bowler who could be a valuable asset to Pakistan’s bowling attack.
14. Salman Ali Agha
Salman Ali Agha is a rising star in Pakistan cricket. He is a solid middle-order batsman who can also bowl some handy off-spin.
He is a versatile player who can contribute to all three aspects of the game. He is still a young player, but he has already shown that he has the potential to be a world-class cricketer.
Shaheen Afridi is a left-arm fast bowler who is known for his pace, swing, and bounce.In 2021, Afridi was named the Cricketer of the Year by the International Cricket Council. He took 78 wickets in 36 international matches in 2021, the most wickets taken by a Pakistani bowler in a calendar year.