The ICC World Cup 2023 is set to kick off on October 5 in India, featuring ten powerhouse teams, including Pakistan. We’ll delve into Pakistan’s World Cup squad, their schedule, and their prospects in the tournament. From Babar Azam’s leadership to key players in the lineup, we’ve got it all covered.
Pakistan Squad for ICC World Cup 2023 (Lineup)
In this edition of the World Cup, Pakistan faces tough competition from teams like India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, England, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and the Netherlands.
The tournament follows a round-robin format, where each team faces every other team once in the league stage.
Babar Azam (Captain)
Mohammad Wasim Jr
Pakistan is geared up for the challenge and will play nine matches before the semi-finals. Their first game is against the Netherlands on October 6, with their final league match against England on November 11. In the 2019 edition, Pakistan couldn’t reach the semi-finals, but their recent performance in the T20 World Cup in Australia indicates they are strong contenders.
Playing in India offers favorable conditions for Pakistan, akin to their home country. However, it’s worth noting that they haven’t played in India since 2016. Pakistan has won the ODI World Cup once in 1992, where they crushed England in the final. This rich history makes them a formidable team.
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Pakistan’s World Cup Schedule
Pakistan’s schedule includes exciting clashes with various teams, with their opening match against the Netherlands on October 6. Take a look at their schedule:
- Pakistan vs Netherlands on October 6
- Pakistan vs Sri Lanka on October 10
- Pakistan vs India on October 14
- Pakistan vs Australia on October 20
- Pakistan vs Afghanistan on October 23
- Pakistan vs South Africa on October 27
- Pakistan vs Bangladesh on October 31
- Pakistan vs New Zealand on November 4
- Pakistan vs England on November 11
Probable Squad for ICC WC 2023
While the official squad is yet to be announced, it’s expected to closely resemble the Asia Cup 2023 squad. With Babar Azam as the captain and key players like Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Afridi, and Shadab Khan, Pakistan aims to make a mark in the tournament.
In conclusion, Pakistan’s journey in the ICC World Cup 2023 promises excitement and competition. Stay tuned for updates on their squad and follow their progress in this highly anticipated cricket event.