Pakistan Squad for World Cup 2019- Team Overview

Sarfaraz Ahmed to captain the Pakistan squad for World Cup 2019.

Team Update: Mohammad Amir, Asif Ali and Wahab Riaz added in the squad as a replacement for Junaid Khan, Faheem Ashraf, and Abid Ali. 

Pakistan and unpredictability go hand-in-hand. They possess one of the better pace bowling attacks with a lot of variety in them. They do have a solid batting line up but the lack of experience has caused their downfall often.

We are in the month of the World Cup and looking at Pakistan, we see a team talented enough to clinch the title but no one’s sure if they are equipped enough to face crunch situations.

Will their decision to not have a backup keeper haunt them? Have they missed a trick by dropping Mohammad Amir? The answers will be for everyone to see when they kick-start their campaign on 31st May against the West Indies.

Meanwhile, let’s look at how the Pakistan squad is placed for World Cup 2019.

Team Pakistan squad for World Cup 2019:

Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain.


OPENERS

#1 Fakhar Zaman

Matches: 31 | Runs: 1442 | Avg.: 53.41 | SR.: 96.2

100s: 3 | 50s: 9 | Hs: 210

ODI Batting Rank: 11

Fakhar Zaman, Pakistan
Fakhar Zaman, Pakistan

#2 Imam-ul-Haq

Matches: 24 | Runs: 1153 | Avg.: 52.41 | SR.: 80.24

100s: 5 | 50s: 5 | Hs: 128

ODI Batting Rank: 22


MIDDLE-ORDER

#3 Babar Azam

Matches: 59 | Runs: 2462 | Avg.: 51.29 | SR.: 84.66

100s: 8 | 50s: 10 | Hs: 125

ODI Batting Rank: 7

Babar Azam, Pakistan
Babar Azam, Pakistan

#4 Asif Ali

Matches: 16 | Runs: 342 | Avg.: 31.09 | SR.: 131.03

100s: – | 50s: 3 | Hs: 52

ODI Batting Rank: –

#5 Sarfaraz Ahmed (C)

Matches: 101 | Runs: 1942 | Avg.: 32.92 | SR.: 86.2

100s: 2 | 50s: 9 | Hs: 105

ODI Batting Rank: 57

#6 Mohammad Hafeez

Matches: 208 | Runs: 6302 | Avg.: 32.99 | SR.: 76.01

100s: 11 | 50s: 36 | Hs: 140

ODI Batting Rank: 36


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All-ROUNDERS

#7 Shoaib Malik

Matches: 282 | Runs: 7481 | Avg.: 35.12 | SR.: 81.76

100s: 9 | 50s: 44 | Hs: 143

Wickets: 156 | Avg.: 39.18 | Eco.: 4.66

ODI Batting Rank: 46

#8 Haris Sohail

Matches: 31 | Runs: 1251 | Avg.: 48.12 | SR.: 82.68

100s: 2 | 50s: 10 | Hs: 130

Wickets: 11 | Avg.: 52.55 | Eco.: 5.67

ODI Batting Rank: 59


SPINNERS

#9 Shadab Khan

Matches: 34 | Wickets: 47 | Avg.: 27.74 | Eco.: 4.81

4W: 3 | 5W: 0 | BBI: 4/28

ODI Bowling Rank: 26

#10 Imad Wasim

Matches: 41 | Wickets: 33 | Avg.: 42.52 | Eco.: 4.64

4W: 0 | 5W: 1 | BBI: 5/14

ODI Bowling Rank: 37


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PACERS

#11 Mohammad Amir

Matches: 51 | Wickets: 60 | Avg.: 32.85 | Eco.: 4.78

4W: 1 | 5W: 0 | BBI: 4/28

ODI Bowling Rank: –

#12 Shaheen Afridi

Matches: 10 | Wickets: 19 | Avg.: 19.37 | Eco.: 4.79

4W: 2 | 5W: 0 | BBI: 4/38

ODI Bowling Rank: 83

#13 Hasan Ali

Matches: 44 | Wickets: 77 | Avg.: 24.18 | Eco.: 5.26

4W: 1 | 5W: 3 | BBI: 5/34

ODI Bowling Rank: 16

#14 Wahab Riaz

Matches: 79 | Wickets: 102 | Avg.: 34.34 | Eco.: 5.68

4W: 4 | 5W: 1 | BBI: 5/46

ODI Bowling Rank: –

#15 Mohammad Hasnain

Matches: 3 | Wickets: 2 | Avg.: 78.0 | Eco.: 6.78

4W: 0 | 5W: 0 | BBI: 2/52

ODI Bowling Rank: –


CONCLUSION:

Pakistan, on their day, can demoralize and dominate their opponents and on the others can meekly surrender. Their inconsistency is for everyone to see. They will be itching to prove this wrong and show to the world that Champions Trophy’17 victory wasn’t a one-time performance.

A semi-final finish will be considered a successful campaign for this immensely talented neighbor of ours.

We wish them the very best for their WC campaign.

Thanks for reading! Are you satisfied with the Pakistan squad for World Cup 2019? Please, let’s know in the comments. 

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