LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday finally announced the 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023 to be played in India.
The Pakistan squad was announced by chief selector Inzamam-ul Haq in Lahore.
Babar Azam will lead the side while Shadab Khan remains the team’s vice-captain. Hasan Ali has replaced injured pacer Naseem Shah.
The fast bowler Naseen Shah suffered a shoulder injury during the Asia Cup 2023.
Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, M Wasim Jnr, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Saud Shakeel, Salman Ali Agha.
Travelling reserves: Mohammad Haris, Abrar Ahmed, Zaman Khan.
The 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will commence with defending champions England facing New Zealand at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, India on October 5.
The Green Shirts’ will play a total of 11 matches in the World Cup, with four of them, including two warm-up matches and two group games, scheduled to take place in Hyderabad.