Pakistan announced their new 15-player team comprising 15 players to participate in at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup which will be played between October to the month of November in India. The reliability and consistency of the current team is the primary factor for the selection process since the team led by Inzamam-ul Haq’s men’s national selection committee made only one change, which was a forced departure by the team that participated in the final ODI of the World Cup 2023. World Cup 2023.
The quick player Naseem Shah was substituted with Hasan Ali. He suffered an injury to his shoulder during the Asia Cup in a match against India on the 11th day of September. He was disqualified from this tournament. After a thorough medical exam as well as consultations with top medical professionals, Naseem has been advised to undergo surgery. The surgeon anticipates to heal in 3 to 4 months.
The selectors have revealed three reserves for travel which include batsman and wicketkeeper Mohammad Haris, mystery spinner Abrar Ahmed along speed bowler Zaman Khan.
Squad: Babar Azam (C), Shadab Khan (VC), Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hassan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr
Travelling reserves: Mohammad Haris (wk), Zaman Khan, Abrar Ahmed
Pakistan will host two warm-ups against New Zealand on 29 September and Australia on 3rd October before their opening game of the tournament at the Netherlands on the 6th of October.
Babar Azam’s team is entering into this World Cup as the best placed team, and has the highest percentage of loss-to-win which is 2.400 in the present World Cup cycle for any team who has played under this type of format. One-Day International format.
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