Pakistan squad for Cricket World Cup 2023: Who’s in and who’s out


After an absence of tours of the country from 2009 to 2015 Pakistan cricket has rebounded, hosting Australia, New Zealand and England in the last two years. The country’s flagship franchise tournament, the Pakistan Super League has also attracted some of the biggest stars in the game alongside developing domestic talent.

Babar Azam’s team will want to impress in a tournament that, unlike the T20 World Cup, only comes around every four to five years. But the side’s chances of success were dealt a blow during the Asia Cup when Naseem Shah sustained a problematic shoulder injury that was more serious than feared and he was not included in their World Cup squad.

Haris Rauf sustained an injury during the Asia Cup, but the Pakistan Cricket Board has since posted videos of the fast bowler training and he was included in the final confirmed 15.

Confirmed 15-man squad:

Babar Azam (captain) (batter)

Shadab Khan

Fakhar Zaman

Imam-ul-Haq

Abdullah Shafique

Iftikhar Ahmed

Mohammad Rizwan

Saud Shakeel

Salman Ali Agha

Mohammad Wasim

Shaheen Shah Afridi

Haris Rauf

Usama Mir

Mohammad Nawaz

Hasan Ali

Pakistan have also named three travelling reserves, Mohammad Haris, Abrar Ahmed and Zaman Khan.

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