Pakistan are set to announce their 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023 this week. As per studies from Pakistani media, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the choice panel, and the workforce administration are presently finalizing the squad for the marquee occasion.
Not very way back, Pakistan have been wanting like a settled unit within the ODIs. They registered a formidable 3-0 win over Afghanistan and entered the not too long ago concluded Asia Cup 2023 because the number-one ranked workforce on this planet. Nonetheless, the heavy defeats towards India and Sri Lanka have uncovered numerous weaknesses within the workforce and it may drive the decision-makers to make some modifications to the squad forward of the World Cup.
The loss towards India uncovered Pakistan’s weak hyperlinks corresponding to spinners in addition to fragile batting order. Even towards Sri Lanka, Pakistan’s spinners had failed to depart a mark. Shadab Khan’s place within the workforce is reportedly below the scanner after his poor efficiency within the Asia Cup.
Pakistan’s probably squad for ICC World Cup 2023:
Based on a report in Cricket Pakistan, the Pakistan selectors may make numerous modifications to the workforce that was chosen for the Asia Cup. The likes of Mohammad Haris, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, and Faheem Ashraf are more likely to be neglected of the Pakistan squad for the World Cup.
The report additional acknowledged that pacer Hasan Ali and thriller spinner Abrar Ahmed are more likely to discover a place within the workforce. Hasan missed the Asia Cup on account of an harm whereas Abrar is but to make his ODI debut. Out-of-form Fakhar Zaman is more likely to retain his spot within the workforce and Shadab Khan can be anticipated to be given one other likelihood.
Out-of-favour allrounder Imad Wasim may very well be thought of too regardless of not enjoying an ODI since 2020. The selectors are reportedly discussing his identify on account of his expertise in worldwide cricket. Imad is a useful spinner and a lower-order batter.
Pakistan’s possible 15-member squad for the World Cup 2023:
Babar Azam(C), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafiq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Mohammad Nawaz/Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hassan Ali, and Zaman Khan.
Pakistan’s schedule for ICC World Cup 2023:
October 6: Pakistan v Netherlands, Hyderabad, 2 pm
October 10: Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Hyderabad, 2 pm
October 14: Pakistan v India, Ahmedabad, 2 pm
October 20: Pakistan v Australia, Bengaluru, 2 pm
October 23: Pakistan v Afghanistan, Chennai, 2 pm
October 27: Pakistan v South Africa, Chennai, 2 pm
October 31: Pakistan v Bangladesh, Kolkata, 2 pm
November 4: Pakistan v New Zealand, Bengaluru, 10:30 am
November 11: Pakistan v England, Kolkata, 2 pm