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Pakistan Squad, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Pakistan Squad

ICC ODI Cricket World Cup is the most awaited Event for the Cricket lovers all around the World. As we all know that this event was held in 2019 previously in England but now in 2023 its scheduled in India in October. 

A total of 10 Countries teams are participating in this amazing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Furthermore, the teams include England, New Zealand, Pakistan, Netherlands, India, Australia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, South Africa and Sri Lanka.

The selection of Squad for the mega event like World Cup is surely a task of key importance. Because the winning and losing depends thoroughly on the players. Until now every Country has announced its Squad of 15 players including reserved and active players. Pakistan has also announced its team of 15 players for this World Cup.

The current squad is selected under the guidance of Inzamam Ul Haq, which is the same as for the previously held Asia Cup 2023 except one change. That respective change is made due to the injury of fast bowler Naseem Shah. However, this change paved the way for the pacer Hasan Ali, as he was selected in the final Squad.

 Pakistan only won the World Cup against England back in 1992 at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Later they reached the finals stage in 1999. However, team Pakistan reached the semifinals in different years in 1979, 1983, 1987 and 2011.

Previously in World Cup 2019, team Pakistan were not successful in making a final place in the Semi-finals as their run rate was lower than the other team New Zealand. So, this time Pakistan team is hopeful for lifting up the trophy of ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 as the winners.

Players of Pakistan Squad

Pakistan Squad includes Babar Azam as the Captain and Shadab Khan as the Vice-Captain. Along with them Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Usama Mir, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-Ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Salman Ali Agha, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Saud Shakeel and Hasan Ali.

Whereas the reserved players for Pakistan team are Zaman Khan (fast bowler), Abrar Ahmed (Spinner), Mohammad Haris (Wicket- keeper batsman).

Pakistan Squad
Pakistan Squad

Top ranked players of Pakistan Squad

Additionally, Pakistan team consists of many top ranked players (in the list of top 10 ICC Rankings).Babar Azam is on the top of the list as he is the No.1 player in the ICC ODI top 10 batting Rankings.

As well as that Imam-Ul-Haq is keeping the 5th position in this list. Whereas Fakhar Zaman is on N0.10. Moreover, Pakistan’s eagle Shaheen Shah Afridi is occupying the No.8 in the list of top 10 ICC ODI bowling Rankings.

Players briefing

Babar Azam (Captain)

Babar Azam is the top-order, right-hand batsman and captain of the Pakistan team for this World Cup. He is an international cricketer and has played for Pakistan in all formats. Also, Babar is keeping the No.1 batsman position in ODI rankings of ICC, No.3rd in T20Is, and No. 4th in Test Internationals.

Babar’s career is full of his excellent and finest batting in Cricket. Along with the Captaincy of Pakistan team, Babar is also leading different teams on domestic level including Peshawar Zalmi (PSL), and Central Punjab as a Captain. Babar’s international career was started in 2015 with his ODI Debut against Zimbabwe.

Moreover, he was also in the Pakistan Squad who won the ICC Champions trophy in 2017. Also, Babar is famous for making different records in ODI cricket.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam

Career Stats

CategoryMatchesRuns50s100s
Test493772269
ODIs10653702819
T20s1043485303
FC8557843812
Career Stats of Babar Azam

Shadab Khan (Vice-Captain)

Shadab Khan is the most amazing Bowler of Pakistan Cricket team. Also, he is the vice-captain of the Pakistan Squad announced for CWC23. In addition, he is the finest all-rounder and fielder of the Pakistan team. 

Shadab also captained Islamabad United and Northerns team at domestic level. During the injury period of Babar Azam, Shadab also captained Pakistan team in T20Is against NZ in 2020.

Shadab also witnessed the victory of Pakistan team in 2017 ICC Champions trophy as a team member.

Shadab appeared in the Pakistan team at international level in 2017 during his T20Is debut against West Indies. Moreover, in March 2023 Shadab became the first Pakistani player who completed his 100 wickets in T20Is.

Shadab Khan
Shadab Khan

Career Stats

CategoryMatchesBallsRunsWickets
Tests695430014
ODIs62304672581
T20Is921951569104
FC23951332295273
Career Stats of Shadab Khan

Fakhar Zaman

Fakhar Zaman is the opening left-hand batsman of the Pakistan Cricket team. Furthermore, he played for Pakistan at international levels in all formats of Cricket. Zaman became famous after his impressive century in the ICC Champions trophy in 2017. Later he gave a stunning performance against the Indian team and scored 114 runs on 106 balls and these scores gave his career and fame a boost. 

Moreover, Fakhar also played for Lahore Qalandars and Brisbane Heat at domestic level. Also, he is the 1st Pakistani batsman to score double centuries in an ODI Match. Fakhar made 193 runs in 2021 against SA which were the highest individual scores in an ODI while Chasing. Fakhar was among the players of ICC Men’s ODI Squad of the year in 2021.

Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman

Career Stats

CategoryMatchesRuns50s100s
Tests319220
ODIs7632411510
T20Is76143380
FC533111206
Career Stats of Fakhar Zaman

Imam-Ul-Haq

Imam Ul Haq (nephew of Inzamam Ul Haq) is a Pakistani Cricketer who plays for Pakistan at International level as a top-order batsman. Furthermore, he plays for Pakistan in all formats of Cricket. On domestic level, he plays for various teams in which Peshawar Zalmi and Somerset are well known. 

Imam is a finest top order batsman who scored a century in his debut against Sri Lanka in ODI. Moreover, Imam was also part of the Pakistan team in the previous 2019 Cricket World Cup. In the 2019, in an ODI Cricket Match he was the 2nd batsman to score fastest 1000 runs in 19th innings against South Africa.

Imam Ul Haq
Imam Ul Haq

Career Stats

CategoryMatchesRuns50s100s
Tests22147483
ODIs652967199
T20Is7345272311
FC9740892710
Career Stats of Imam Ul Haq

Iftikhar Ahmed

Iftikhar Ahmed is the Middle-Order batsman of the Pakistan National team. Currently he is playing for Pakistan in T20I and ODI formats. Iftikhar joined the Pakistan team in 2015. At domestic level he played for Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators, Karachi kings and Islamabad United.

Iftikhar gave an excellent performance for the Pakistan team during many important Matches. Moreover, he took 5 crucial wickets for Pakistan during an ODI match against Zimbabwe in 2020. Iftikhar completed his first ODI Century in a match of Asia Cup 2023.

Iftikhar Ahmed
Iftikhar Ahmed

Career Stats

CategoryMatchesRuns50s100sWickets
Tests461001
ODIs18477118
T20Is47778404
Career Stats of Iftikhar Ahmed

Mohammad Rizwan (Wicket-keeper batsman)

Rizwan is the Wicket-keeper batsman of the Pakistan National team from 2015. Rizwan is playing for Pakistan internationally in all formats of Cricket and is considered as the brilliant batsman played for Pakistan. At domestic level, Rizwan is leading the Multan Sultans and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a Captain. Under his captaincy, Multan Sultan won the finals of PSL in 2021. He also played for Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars.

Furthermore, he is a unique batsman for scoring 2000 runs in T20Is in a year. In addition, he scored centuries in all formats of cricket for Pakistan. Also, he is serving the Pakistan team as Vice-Captain in the Test Internationals. Rizwan is also selected as the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the year for 2021 and 2022.

Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan

Career Stats

CategoryMatchesRuns50s100s
Tests28142382
ODIs631605112
T20Is852797251
FC11361883113
Career Stats of Mohammad Rizwan

Haris Rauf

Haris Rauf is the Bowler of Pakistan National team from 2020. Also, he is playing for Pakistan in all formats of Cricket. Haris is playing for Lahore Qalandars, Northerns, Yorkshire and Melbourne Stars at domestic level. Haris was also in the Pakistan Squad who played in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2021 and became the Player of the Match for his 4 Wickets against New Zealand. Also, he created his 5 wickets spell (5/18) in a match against Afghanistan in Asia Cup 2023.

Haris Rauf
Haris Rauf

Career Stats

CategoryMatchesBallsRunsWickets
Tests178121
ODIs2713311553
T20Is6213446783
Career Stats of Haris Rauf

Shaheen Shah Afridi

Shaheen Shah Afridi is the Bower of Pakistan National team. Moreover, he is playing for Pakistan internationally across all formats of Cricket from 2018. Shaheen also known as Pakistani Eagle is the finest Bowlers of Pakistan team. He is the leading Captain of Lahore Qalandars team at domestic level. Lahore Qalandars won the finals of PSL 2022 under his Captaincy in 2022 and 2023.

In the 2019 ODI Cricket World Cup, he was also part of the Pakistan team and became the youngest bowler to achieve 5 Wicket Haul with figures 6/35 in a match against Bangladesh. In addition, he also created his spell of 5 wickets during a Test match in 2019.

He was announced as the Cricketer of the year by ICC in 2022.

Shaheen Shah Afridi
Shaheen Shah Afridi

Career Stats

CategoryMatchesBallsRunsWickets
Tests275218154105
ODIs42209513383
T20Is5211434864
Career Stats of Shaheen Shah Afridi

Hasan Ali

Hasan Ali Plays for Pakistan across all formats at international level. He is the Bowler of the Pakistan National team from 2016. At domestic level, he played for Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United and Lancashire. During the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, he was part of the Pakistan team and also awarded as the Player of the tournament for taking 13 Wickets.

In addition, he was the Fastest bowler of Pakistan to complete his 50 Wickets quickly in ODI format. He was named to the Men’s Test team in the year 2021 by ICC. He is among one of the finest bowlers of Pakistan Cricket. 

Hasan Ali
Hasan Ali

Career Stats

CategoryMatchesBallsRunsWickets
Tests21369636677
ODIs60288236391
T20Is4999712960
FC65119541117274
Career Stats of Hassan Ali

Abdullah Shafique

Abdullah plays for Pakistan National team from 2020 and plays for all formats of Cricket in Pakistan at International level. He is the top-order batsman of Pakistan Cricket team. In domestic Cricket, he is a part of Lahore Qalandars, Baluchistan and Central Punjab.

Furthermore, he scored his maiden test century in 2022 against Australia. Later in the same year Abdullah scored an amazing historical 160* to win the match against Sri Lanka in Galle.

Also, he scored his 3rd Test Century against England at the end of 2022.

Abdullah Shafique
Abdullah Shafique

Career Stats

CategoryMatchesRuns50s100s
Tests14122044
ODIs48010
T20Is66400
Career Stats of Abdullah Shafique

Mohammad Wasim (junior)

Mohammad Wasim joined Pakistan National team in 2021. He is a right-hand all-rounder of the Pakistan cricket team. As he is a newcomer, he has just played T20Is and ODIs for Pakistan. Along with international level he played for Islamabad United at domestic level.

On his T20Is debut against West Indies, he took the major wicket of Chris Gayle. Later he played an ODI in 2022 against Australia for the first time. Whereas his test debut was in Dec 2022 against England.

Mohammad Wasim
Mohammad Wasim

Career Stats

CategoryMatchesScores50s/100sWickets
ODIs15570/024
T20Is27450/035
Career Stats of Mohammad Wasim

Usama Mir

Usama is a fresh player and leg spinner of Pakistan team as he joined Pakistan National team in 2023. Until now he played very few matches at international level. But domestically he played for various teams including Karachi kings, Colwyn Bay Cricket Club, Multan Sultans and Central Punjab.

Usamas debut in ODI cricket was at the start of 2023 against NZ. However, he took an important wicket of Kane Williamson and stole the limelight after taking 2 more Wickets in that Match.

Usama Mir
Usama Mir

Career Stats

CategoryMatchesBallsRunsWickets
ODIs83483811
T20s66125018554
FC17196545128
LA40179528263
Career Stats of Usama Mir

Saud Shakeel

Saud joined the Pakistan National team in 2021. He is the Middle-order batsman of Pakistan team. Moreover, Saud is known for his fine and classic batting style along with the temperament of playing longer innings. Mostly he played for Pakistan in Test Internationals. But he played for Quetta Gladiators and Yorkshire at domestic level.

During the Under-19 World Cup in 2014, he captained the Pakistan team. In addition, he was the 1st player of Pakistan to score a double Test Century against the host team Sri Lanka.

Saud Shakeel
Saud Shakeel

Career Stats

CategoryMatchesRuns50s100s
Tests787562
T20s1213710
FC5944632115
LA702411194
Career Stats of Saud Shakeel

Salman Ali Agha

Salman is an all-rounder player of Pakistan National team from 2022. He had played ODIs and Test Internationals for Pakistan. His debut in Test international Cricket was at the start of 2022 against Sri Lanka. Whereas in ODIs he appeared in August 2022 against Netherlands.

At domestic level, he played for Lahore Qalandars and Southern Punjab. Salman scored his maiden Test Century in December 2022.

Salman Ali Agha
Salman Ali Agha

Career Stats

CategoryMatchesRuns50s/100sWickets
Tests95364/29
ODIs174133/04
Career Stats of Salman Ali Agha

So, above are the details and some brief introduction of the Pakistan playing 15 Squad for ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023. 

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