Pakistan Cricket board (PCB) announced Pakistan cricket Team squad for ICC world cup 2015 in Australia. The squad names forward by chief selection Committee moin khan on Wednesday 7th January 2015.
Unfortunately a middle order batsman Fawad Alam and pace bowler Umer Gul could not make place in pcb world cup Squad 2015.while veteran bastman Younis khan who played good innings in Test succeeded to play World cup 2015 from pakistan cricket Team. Younis khan has an average record in last ODI matches career.
Haris Sohail played good innings and replace Fawad Alam in middle order batsman place.
[box type=”note”]PCB Chief Selector Moin khan said to media after the announcement of PCB Squad for ICC world Cup 2015,[/box]
“This is the best possible squad from the available resources, and the selectors believe it has the requisite talent and skill-set to recapture the World Cup Down Under after 22 years”.
Following is the 15-man Pakistan cricket team for the ICC World Cup 2015 to be played in Australia/New Zealand from February 14 to March 29. The squad contains two openers, four middle order batsmen, five pace bowlers, one spinner, two all-rounders and a wicket-keeper/batsman. The accent, said Moin Khan, has been on preferring specialists over bits and pieces players.
15 – Member Squad
Ahmed Shehzad, Ehsan Adil, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Misbah ul Haq (captain), Sarfraz Ahmed (w.k), Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Khan, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Younis Khan,
PCB Team Management:
Manager: Naveed Akram Cheema; Head Coach: Waqar Younis; Batting Coach: Grant Flower; Spin Bowling Coach: Mushtaq Ahmed; Fielding Coach/Trainer: Grand Luden; Physiotherapist: Brad Robinson; Assistant Manager: Shahid Aslam; Media Manager: Agha Akbar; Security officer: Col. (Retd) Muhammad Azam Khan; Analyst: Talha Butt
Chief Selector Moin Khan Saying About PCB Squad:
“This is the best possible squad from the available resources, and the selectors collectively believe it has the requisite talent and skill-set to recapture the World Cup Down Under after 22 years.
‘’My request to all Pakistanis is to back the national team in its quest for glory.
“Four factors were of prime import for selectors: Suitability to play in conditions in Australia and New Zealand; performance in international contests; performance in domestic cricket and preference to the choices suggested by captain and head coach, Team Pakistan.
“Of the selected squad of 15, eight have played in the last World Cup, while the remaining seven have been picked after their recent form impressed the selectors. This makes it a pretty decent blend of experience and youth.
“Despite a recent poor run of form in limited-overs cricket, in my mind, there’s no doubt on the capability of this side to excelling in the World Cup.
“It indeed is a formidable unit, with the potential and natural flair to perform well at the ICC’s premier global showpiece event. And if the boys hit form individually and as combinations and peak at the right time, this bunch has the capacity to go all the way to the winners’ podium.”
Pakistan Cricket Team Training Camp:
To fine-tune preparations for the global event, PCB has decided to organize a short training camp for Team Pakistan, which has been scheduled from Jan. 13, 2015 to Jan. 17, 2015 at the Gaddafi stadium, Lahore.
Pakistan Cricket Team Departure Date:
Team Pakistan will embark from Lahore on Jan. 21, 2015 for New Zealand via Dubai for the two-match ODI series against the Black Caps before flying over Tasman Sea to Sydney for its warmup games before moving on to Adelaide for its much-anticipated first World Cup 2015 encounter against India on Feb. 15.