The 15-player Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) roster has been formally unveiled for the forthcoming 2023 ODI World Cup, which will be held in India. Babar Azam will serve as the Men in Green’s captain for this eagerly awaited competition, with Shadab Khan serving as his vice-captain. The start date for the tournament is set for October 5.
Inzamam-ul-Haq announces Pakistan squad for ICC World Cup 2023
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Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman, two left-handed batsmen who will be in charge of setting the tone at the top of the order, have been enlisted by the squad for the key opening positions. Additionally, Abdullah Shafique has proven himself worthy of a spot on the national team, giving the team’s batting lineup more depth.
Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, and Saud Shakeel will take up the middle-order responsibilities, each bringing particular abilities to the table. Mohammad Rizwan will competently handle the wicket-keeping responsibilities and offer support behind the stumps.
Pakistan has a strong fast bowling lineup with Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Mohammad Wasim Jr., who are anticipated to have a major influence due to their speed and prowess. Mohammad Nawaz will contribute variety to the team and be a good bowling all-rounder.
Hasan Ali has been chosen to replace Naseem Shah, who is out due to injury, strengthening the fast bowling unit.
On October 5, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, India, Pakistan will play its first World Cup match against the Netherlands.
Here is the complete squad of Pakistan for the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023.
Mohammad Haris, Abrar Ahmed, and Zaman Khan are traveling reserves.