Pakistan’s final ODI World Cup 2023 squad has been revealed by the PCB. Fans were desperate because all of the other teams had announced their starting lineups for the 2023 World Cup in India. Essentially, it was a humiliating defeat to India that scattered Pakistan’s team like cards. That is why the Pakistan Cricket Board is very concerned about the final squad, and they took a long time.
Furthermore, the injuries to their pacer, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah are devastating. Despite the fact that Rauf has begun practicing at NCA, PCB is still awaiting the final injury report of their premier fast bowler, Naseem Shah, as their pace attack is incomplete without him.
Pakistan Squad for ODI Worldcup 2023
Babar Azam (C), Shadab Khan, Muhmmmad Rizwan, Imamulhaq, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmad, Saud Shakeel, Salman Ali Agha, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Usama Mir, Muhammad Wasim, Hassan Ali, Abdullah Shafiq, Muhammad Nawaz
PCB selection committee and Captain Babar Azam decided to retain all players that represent Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023. But Hassan Ali is included in the final squad due to the injury of Naseem Shah.
Pakistan Captain and Wicketkeeper in ODI World Cup 2023
Babar Azam will be captain of Pakistani for the ODI World Cup 2023. He is been leading Pakistani team from 2020 and succeded in gettting top spot in ICC ODI Rankings.
Muhammad Rizwan will be Pakistan’s primary wicketkeeper, with Muhammad Haris serving as a backup in Rizwan’s absence. There was pressure to replace Haris with Sarfaraz Ahmed, but the selection committee rejected the former cricketer’s idea.
Pakistan Batting Line up in ODI World Cup 2023
Babar Azam and Imam ul Haq are the two players who are top-ranked in ICC ODI batting rankings. No doubt Babar is one of the top batters in this World Cup, but the Pakistani team has technically strong batters in the form of Abdullah Shafiq and Saud Shakeel and hard hitters like Fakhar Zaman and Iftikhar Ahmad. Although Pakistan has few weak links in the middle order, they are hoping that Rizwan and Salman can tackle this.
Pakistan’s batting depth is pretty deep, as their bowler Shaheen Afridi, Muhammad Waseem, and Hassan Ali can also bat.
- Babar Azam
- Fakhar Zaman
- Imam ul Haq
- Muhammad Rizwan
- Abdullah Shafiq
- Salman Ali Agha
- Muhammad Nawaz
- Saud Shakeel
- Iftikhar Ahmad
Pakistan Bowling Line up in ODI World Cup 2023
Micky Arthur is the director of the Pakistani team. He is the current head coach of Derby Shire and provides online support to the Pakistan team. Former New Zealand cricketer Grant Bradburn is the team’s head coach, while Andrew Puttick is the batting coach and South African pacer Morne Morker is the bowling coach for the ODI World Cup 2023. Other members of the staff are listed below.
- Shaheen Shah Afrdidi
- Haris Rauf
- Hassan Ali
- Muhammad Wasim
- Usama Mir
- Shadab Khan
- Salman Ali Agha
- Iftikhar Ahmad
Who is the Coach of Pakistani Team in Worldcup?
Micky Arthur is the director of Pakistani team. He is currently head coach of Derby Shire and providing online services to Pakistan team. Former Kiwi Cricketer Grant Bradburn is head coach, Andrew Puttick is batting and South African pacer Morne Morker is the bowling coach of Pakistan team in ODI World Cup 2023. Below is the list of other staff members.
- Rehan-ul-Haq (team manager)
- Mickey Arthur (Director – Pakistan men’s team)
- Grant Bradburn (head coach)
- Andrew Puttick (batting coach)
- Morne Morkel (bowling coach)
- Aftab Khan (fielding coach)
- Abdul Rehman (assistant coach)
Pakistan Matches Schedule in ODI World Cup
On October 6, Pakistan will kick off their World Cup 2023 campaign against the Netherlands in Hyderabad. On October 14th, the biggest ODI world cup battle between Pakistan and India would be place at the world’s largest stadium in Ahmedabad. The Pakistani team’s schedules for the ODI World Cup 2023 is as follows:
|October 6||Pakistan v Netherlands||Hyderabad||2:00 PM|
|October 10||Pakistan v Sri Lanka||Hyderabad||2:00 PM|
|October 14||Pakistan v India||Ahmedabad||2:00 PM|
|October 20||Pakistan v Australia||Bengaluru||2:00 PM|
|October 23||Pakistan v Afghanistan||Chennai||2:00 PM|
|October 27||Pakistan v South Africa||Chennai||2:00 PM|
|October 31||Pakistan v Bangladesh||Kolkata||2:00 PM|
|November 4||Pakistan v New Zealand||Bengaluru||10:30 AM|
|November 11||Pakistan v England||Kolkata||2:00 PM|