Pakistan Squad for the ICC World Cup 2023

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By Fayyaz Sidhu

Pakistan Squad for the ICC World Cup 2023 finalized

Key Highlights

  • Pakistan Squad for ICC World Cup 2023 Finalized
  • Minimal Changes to Asia Cup Squad
  • Addition of Mystery Spinner Abrar Ahmed
  • Chief Selector to Meet PCB Chairman for Final Approval
  • Squad Announcement Date
  • Consideration of Injured Players for Squad Selection

The Pakistan Squad for the ICC World Cup 2023, scheduled to take place in India next month, has been finalized; a source reported. Pakistan team will come with Asia Cup Squad 2023 and will not make any major changes except to add one mysterious spinner, Ibrar Ahmad.

This squad has been finalized after consultation with the captain, head coach, and selection committee. The captain and selection committee have agreed to make minimal changes to the Asia Cup squad.  Mystery spinner Abrar Ahmed is likely to be added to the 15-member squad due to the conditions in India.

Last Friday, Inzamam-ul-Haq, the head selector of the Pakistan Cricket Board, stepped up to announce the 15-player roster for Pakistan’s upcoming ODI World Cup campaign in India. This eagerly awaited revelation took place at a press conference at Lahore’s renowned Gaddafi Stadium.

Besides the main team, Inzamam-ul-Haq also announced three backup players. These reserves will accompany the team to India and stand ready to step in should any of the primary squad members suffer injuries during the tournament.

With Pakistan’s announcement, the list of teams ready for the ICC World Cup 2023 is nearing completion.


Pakistan Squad for ICC World Cup 2023 Date 

 Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq is set to meet with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf to formalize the team. The ultimate decision regarding the Pakistan Squad for  ICC World Cup 2023 will depend upon Ashraf’s approval.

Cricket Fans are awaiting the squad announcement date which is most likely expected in coming Tuesday or Wednesday.  The selection committee has also taken into consideration the status of injured players while finalizing the Pakistan cricket team squad for ICC World Cup Squad 2023.

Availability of Injured Players in World Cup 2023

  • Naseem Shah: Suffering from a shoulder injury and likely to miss the entire World Cup.
  • Haris Rauf: Dealing with a side strain but expected to be fit in time for the tournament.
  • Agha Salman: Sustained bruising under the eye but will recover.
  • Imam ul Haq: Experiencing a back spasm but expected to be fit well before the World Cup.


Pakistan Squad for Word cup 2023

The Pakistan Cricket Team has made two key changes to its squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023 in India. All-rounder Faheem Ashraf has been left out, and wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Haris has been moved to the reserves. The tournament, featuring 10 teams, will run from October 5 to November 19 across 10 Indian venues.

The opening and final matches will be hosted at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The tournament will use a round-robin structure, featuring 45 league games where all teams play against each other. The best four teams will move on to the semifinals, set for November 15 in Mumbai and November 16 in Kolkata, and backup days are planned.

With Babar Azam as the captain of the Pakistani Cricket team, Pakistan comes into the competition as the number #1 ODI team of the World. They have the highest win/loss ratio of 2.400 in this World Cup cycle among all teams that have participated in One-Day Internationals. Given their recent performance and top ranking, the team is expected to do well.

Pakistan’s Schedule for the ICC World Cup 2023

Match DateOpponentLocationMatch Type
October 6NetherlandsHyderabad
October 10Sri LankaHyderabad
October 14IndiaAhmedabad
October 20AustraliaBengaluru
October 23AfghanistanChennai
October 27South AfricaChennai
October 31BangladeshKolkata
November 4New ZealandBengaluruDay Match
November 11EnglandKolkata

Pakistan Cricket Team Squad list World Cup 2023 22nd September 2023

Player NumberPlayer NameRole
1Babar AzamCaptain
2Shadab KhanVice-Captain
3Abdullah ShafiquePlayer
4Fakhar ZamanPlayer
5Haris RaufPlayer
6Hasan AliPlayer
7Iftikhar AhmedPlayer
9Mohammad NawazPlayer
10Mohammad RizwanWicketkeeper
11Mohammad Wasim JnrPlayer
12Salman Ali AghaPlayer
13Saud ShakeelPlayer
14Shaheen Shah AfridiPlayer
15Usama MirPlayer

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