Recently on 18 April 2019, Pakistan Cricket selection committee announced the squad for ICC Men’s Cricket World cup 2019. The selectors committee named the 15 players squad including 2 additional players for World cup 2019.
The interesting fact about the squad is that the squad consists of 11 players from the winning squad of Champion trophy 2017. Pakistan defeated India by 180 runs with that squad in England & Wales.
Pakistan squad for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019
Below is the 15 players Pakistani cricket squad for ICC Men’s World Cup 2019 with 2 additional players.
- Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicket-keeper, captain)
- Abid Ali
- Babar Azam
- Fakhar Zaman
- Haris Sohail
- Hasan Ali
- Imad Wasim
- Faheem Ashraf
- Junaid Khan
- Mohammad Hafeez
- Mohammad Hasnain
- Shadab Khan
- Shaheen Shah Afridi
- Shoaib Malik
Additional players for England T20I and ODIs:
- Asif Ali
- Mohammad Amir
The Surprises in Selected Squad
- Muhammad Hussnain, who is a rising talent is selected for the world cup. Muhammad Hussnain bowled at 150 km/h in PSL. He was selected by Quetta Gladiators and is now included in World Cup Squad.
- Muhammad Amir, who played an important role in the final of champion trophy 2017 in England & Wales, is not selected fot the world cup squad. The reason behind this is that he was not performing well. Still, selectors have selected him for ODI & T20I series against England to give him a chance. There are chances that he might be selected for World cup Squad.
- Imad Wasim is selected even due to fitness problems.
- Hafeez has not recovered from the recent surgery but selector committee has selected him for world cup 2019.
Pros of Pakistan Squad for World Cup
As chief selector, Inzmam-ul-Haq said that, “we have picked the best team”. The team is really balanced in terms of bowling and batting. There are 5 regular bowlers and 2 bowling all rounders. The team comprises of 8 batsmen.
Cons of Pakistan Squad for World Cup
The team doesn’t include a big power hitter who can win matches when run rate is high. Asif Ali is a good power hitter for Pakistan but selectors have not included him in the world cup squad. But there is chance for him to perform well in series against England and make his spot in World Cup Squad.
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