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Pakistan Squad for ICC World Cup 2023, Naseem shah, Faheem Ashraf & Mohammad Harish Missing

Pakistan Squad for ICC World Cup 2023


The excitement is building as we approach the Pakistan Squad for ICC World Cup 2023, and Pakistan, led by the talented Babar Azam, has officially announced its 15-member squad for this highly anticipated cricketing event. In this blog post, we’ll delve into Pakistan’s squad, notable changes, and their schedule for the upcoming World Cup.

Pakistan Squad for ICC World Cup 2023:

  • Babar Azam (Captain)
  • 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

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Key Changes:

  • Hasan Ali replaces Naseem Shah due to a shoulder injury.
  • Faheem Ashraf has been omitted from the squad.
  • Mohammad Haris transitions to the reserves as a wicketkeeper-batter.

Tournament Overview:

The ICC World Cup 2023 will be hosted by India and will feature 10 teams competing for the coveted title. The tournament is scheduled to take place from October 5 to November 19, with matches spread across 10 venues.


  • The tournament follows a round-robin format, where each team plays against all others, totaling 45 league matches.
  • The top four teams will advance to the semi-finals, set to be held in Mumbai and Kolkata.
  • Reserve days are allocated for the semi-finals and the final to account for potential weather interruptions.

Pakistan’s Schedule:

  • October 6: Pakistan vs Netherlands in Hyderabad
  • October 10: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in Hyderabad
  • October 14: Pakistan vs India in Ahmedabad
  • October 20: Pakistan vs Australia in Bengaluru
  • October 23: Pakistan vs Afghanistan in Chennai
  • October 27: Pakistan vs South Africa in Chennai
  • October 31: Pakistan vs Bangladesh in Kolkata
  • November 4: Pakistan vs New Zealand in Bengaluru (Day match)
  • November 11: Pakistan vs England in Kolkata

Match Timings:

  • Day matches commence at 10:00 am Pakistan Standard Time (PST).
  • Day-night fixtures start at 01:30 pm PST.

Potential Semifinal Scenarios:

  • If Pakistan qualifies for the semi-finals, the match will be held in Kolkata.
  • If India qualifies for the semi-finals and faces Pakistan, Kolkata will be the chosen venue.


With an immensely talented squad, led by the exceptional Babar Azam and boasting the best win/loss ratio in the One-Day International format during this World Cup cycle, Pakistan enters the ICC World Cup 2023 as a strong contender. Cricket enthusiasts worldwide eagerly await the commencement of this thrilling tournament in India, anticipating remarkable matches and unforgettable moments on the cricket field. Stay tuned!

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