Pakistan is one of the 16 teams participating in the World Cup 2023. The tournament will be held between October and November 2023, with India as its host country. The Pakistan Squad Team for World Cup T20 is announced. You, Will, get the Complete list of Pakistan Squad Down Bellow
It is no surprise that Pakistan has become one of the most successful teams in format. Credit goes to their ballistic players and ICC Ranking position, which puts them in 2nd place on top of all other countries for this specific type of cricket game mode. Cricket experts are predicting more success with victory over opposing teams in 2022’s upcoming tournament!
The Pakistan cricket board has announced the initial 15-man team squad for ICC World Cup 2023. This is a strong, experienced mix of young and old players that will make it tough to beat in this tournament.
List of Pakistan Team Squad For World Cup 2023
- Babar Azam (C)
- Shadab Khan (WC)
- Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
- Sarfaraz Ahmad (Former Captian Known as Dhoky Bazz)
- Arshad Iqbal
- Sharjeel Khan
- Sohaib Maqsood (Hmara Multani Bhai )
- Azam Khan (Tuller)
- Faheem Ashraf
- Fakhar Zaman
- Haris Rauf
- Hasan Ali
- Imad Wasim
- Mohammad Hafeez
- Mohammad Hasnain
- Mohammad Nawaz
Babar Azam, a 22-year-old right-hand batsman from Lahore is known for his discipline and level-headed attitude. He had made three consecutive ODI hundreds against West Indies in the UAE this year on tour as well as driving home runs at New Zealand’s Hamilton cricket stadium during international matches with the 90s to show.
His journey began when he was just 15 years of age competing in an under-15 world championship game which led him onto two more Under 19 World Cups where Pakistan’s top run-scorer set records that were not broken until recently by fellow countrymen Akmal brothers Usama Mirza and Zain Abbas
Discovered in the 2017 edition of HBL PSL, Shadab was an excellent young legspinner who could turn the ball well and had a whole set of variations that made him suitable for bowling in t20 matches.
Shadab Khan is also a handy batsman in the lower order which increases his worth even more in the limited-overs format. Shadab khan later cemented his place in the t20 and ODI teams with his outstanding ability to take wickets while keeping the runs under control. This makes him an ideal bowler for the t20 format and an ideal contender to be in the Pakistani squad for the T20 world cup.
Following his performances in the domestic circuit, Rizwan was selected for the national team. With his batting skills and wicket-keeping, he is a valuable asset to the team he plays in. Since the dropping of former captain Sarfaraz Ahmad, it made way for Rizwan in the team back again and if he proves his worth in the PSL, selectors sure will consider him back in the squad.
Sarfraz Ahmed is a wicketkeeper-batsman who could have meandered into irrelevance, as has been the case for many capable cricketers on Pakistan’s domestic circuit. Instead, he became the first Pakistan captain since the great Imran Khan to win a 50-over world title by maintaining his focus and team unity throughout this tough period of time.
In June 2017, Sarfaraz led an underdog Pakistani side in their Champions Trophy campaign against India where they lost heavily but then went on to beat South Africa before finally beating Sri Lanka and England at home, and Beat Team India in the Finals. I bet India will never forget this kind of loss Ever. During that tournament with game changing performances from players such as Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz respectively helped them reach unprecedented heights.
Sharjeel Khan, born in Hyderabad, is an aggressive left-handed batsman and a part-time leg-break bowler. He made his first-class debut for the 2007 season with Hyderabad against Islamabad. Although he did not have a great start to his domestic career after this performance Sharjeel’s batting improved over time and by 2013 he had amassed more than 800 runs that year alone which eventually led him to get noticed earning him his ODI caps when chasing Sri Lanka on their tour of UAE where Sharif played 61 as an opener at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Sohaib Maqsood is a promising batsman from Pakistan who has been compared to the great Inzamam-ul-Haq. He made his First Class debut for Multan in 2004 and performed well at the domestic level, but he was sidelined for three years due to an injury to his back. After returning as an excellent middle-order batsman, it seems that this young man will become one of cricket’s best someday!
Pakistan has had an arsenal of fast-bowling all-rounders for many years, and Faheem Ashraf is one that they are so proud of. There’s no shortage of talent in the Pakistani team either, with a huge number to choose from when selecting players. However this can be tough as some people come into the side only to struggle before being dropped just like countless other talented cricketers have been throughout Pakistan’s history-making them one unpredictable cricketing nation in world cricket today.
Pakistan has always been considered as the home of fast bowlers and has always been giving the world of cricket new and exciting young talent when it comes to fast bowlers. With icons like Imran, Wasim, Waqar, and Shoaib, Naseem has a high standard that he has to maintain and a name to uphold. Naseem Shah, a sixteen-year-old fast bowler, amazed the world of cricket with his furious pace and became the youngest fast bowler to take five wickets in an inning in a Test match.
At such a young age, the fast bowler has amazed the whole world, and with hard work and resilience, he sure is to confirm his spot in the upcoming edition of the T20 world cup. And who wouldn’t want to see this young right-arm fast bowler on the pitches of Australia? Who knows what this young fast bowler will be capable of in those conditions. That is why it is highly likely that PCB will show interest in this if he shows some excellent performance with the ball in the upcoming Pakistan Super League that will be played from February this year.
Haris Rauf is another example of fast bowling talent in Pakistan. He was discovered by Lahore Qalandars’ team management in an open trial for the PSL. With his brisk pace and amazing talent, he secured a place in the Hobart Hurricanes following the injury faced by the South African quickie Dale Steyn but secured his place in the team. With his street smartness with the bowl and passion for fast bowling, Haris bamboozled the batsmen in BigBash and already has a five-wicket haul and a hat-trick.
Hari’s eyes for his spot in the upcoming edition for the T20 world cup will be played in Australia and has high hopes for his selection in the team. But that is up to PCB and a team of selectors that will review his performances in PSL and further domestic matches. But with his passion and hard work and high pace, Haris is likely to get a place in the T20 squad for the T20 world cup.
Shaheen Shah Afridi
With such a cute little face pasted on a huge 6ft body, Shaheen is a typical fast bowling talent from Pakistan. With an elder brother who already had represented the national side in a test match, Shaheen was raised in a cricketing environment. He was already on the radar on national selectors due to his performances in under 19s and then later on, with his brilliant performances with the bowl in PSL representing Lahore Qalandars, Shaheen sealed his place into the national side and then began a line of international performances that made Shaheen Afridi the spearhead of Pakistan’s fast bowling attack.
With an excellent record like he has in the T20 format, Shaheen will be in the squad for this T20 world cup and once again show the whole world why he is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to bowling in the limited-overs format.
Fakhar Zaman, born in Katlang, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa made his first-class debut for Karachi Blues at the age of 16. He had a year-long tryst with cricket before finally settling into playing full time after that initial taste and has continued to play ever since then.
Fakhar Zaman’s performances have made him a crowd favorite in the world of cricket. His “see ball, hit it” mentality has earned him many accolades and he is now seen as one of Pakistan’s most talented players for their upcoming Champions Trophy tournament
Fakhar Zaman first gained international recognition when his show-stopping performance at the domestic level landed him a spot on Lahore Qalandars’ team roster for PSL 2. As if this weren’t enough, Fakhar had also been selected to play in all three formats (Test matches, ODIs, and T20s) during Pakistan’s national side’s campaign against England. Displaying talent that was hard to ignore among short format games
With his pace variations and drift in the ball, Imad is a classic left-arm spinner. He is also handy with the bat when the situation calls for it and has saved his team numerous times when need be. Thus Imad can be a useful addition to the Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad 2023.
These were the players who can be selected for the squad for the T20 world cup. Only time will tell if these players are selected or not, but let’s just see how these players perform and end up being selected for the side or not.