The excitement is building as Pakistan late announced their World Cup squad after the injury of key players. Now we will discuss Pakistan’s World Cup squad 2023, highlighting key players and recent players that have shaped the team’s strategies.
Pakistan World Cup Squad 2023
● Fakhar Zaman
● Saud Shakeel
● Usama Mir
● Babar Azam (Captain)
● Shadab Khan (Vice-Captain)
● Haris Rauf
● Hasan Ali
● Shaheen Shah Afridi
● Muhammad Nawaz
● Muhammad Wasim JR
● Muhammad Rizwan
● Abdullah Shafique
● Agha Salman
● Iftikhar Ahmed
Naseem Shahs unfortunate exit
Naseem Shah’s right-hand pacer has been ruled out of the big ICC World Cup 2023 hosted by India, his performance against India in Asia Cup 2022, and T20 World Cup 2022 will be missed. On his injury Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) provided an injury update of Naseem Shah that he will not play cricket for three to four months due to shoulder injury; his medical consultants have suggested that he should undergo surgery. He suffered a shoulder injury during a match against India in the Asia Cup 2023 on 11 September. In the new Pakistan World Cup squad 2023 Hasan Ali will be replacing Naseem Shah.
It is a great opportunity for the new emerging stars to show their strength and skills on the big stage. Abdullah Shafique, Saud Shakeel, and Agha Salman will have great opportunities to become superstars in the World Cup 2023, also a question arises will they overcome Pakistan’s middle order problems? Hasan Ali also needs to prove that he was a good replacement for Naseem Shah. Usama Mir is also a key player as he was chosen as a full spinner after seeing that Nawaz and Shadab were not in great form. They all need to show why they are a part of the Pakistan World Cup Squad 2023.
Agha Salman is very important to the team because of his consistency in the last few matches and also he is a great part-time spinner. Saud Shakeel is also very crucial because of his stats in test matches, he has played 7 test matches scoring 875 runs with an average of 87.5.
Key players in Pakistan world cup squad
The key players of the Pakistan World Cup squad 2023 like Babar Azam, Imam-Ul-Haq, Muhammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, and Iftikhar Ahmed will play crucial roles in the team as they are all experienced and almost every one them has already played ODI world cup. All of them had great potential and their performance was very good before the Super 4 stage matches.
Their performance was not very good in the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 matches, but they just need to move on as it is a part of the game.
As the cricket World cup is coming people are joyful and waiting for the event eagerly. Pakistan’s late announcement of their squad has added an element of excitement. The unfortunate exit of Naseem Shah due to a shoulder injury has forced the team to adapt and his absence will be felt, especially considering his performances in recent tournaments. However every challenge presents an opportunity, and for Pakistan, it’s a chance to witness the rise of new stars.
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