ICC World Cup 2019 Pakistan’s Full Squad, Fixtures, Statistics: The 2019 ICC World Cup is around the corner and is all set to inaugurate its 12th edition from 30 May 2019 where total numbers of ten international cricket teams are going to face-off with each other till the finale which will be held on 14 July 2019. England and Wales are the host country for 2019 Cricket World Cup.
A month ago, the selector of Pakistan has declared its 15-man squad on April 18, 2019. The coach of the team is Mickey Arthur. Their 15-man squad includes Sarfraz Ahmed as the captain of the team. Here are the squad, fixtures, and statistics of the team Pakistan for ICC WC 2019.
Pakistan chief selector Inzamam ul Haq said at the time of releasing the names of Pakistan’s Squad, “For the T20I and ODIs against England, we have added Asif Ali and Mohammad Amir as additional players. Asif is probably the best power-hitter in Pakistan, while Amir has the experience and a good record in England. These two will provide cover to the World Cup squad and can be drafted into the side by 23 May, if required.”
“Hafeez has not played any cricket for the past 10-odd weeks, but he has always featured in our plans,” said Inzamam.
He further added, “This is more or less the side we have been playing since the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. I have absolute trust that this side has grown further in experience and stature since 2017. Supported by the flare, skill, talent, and killing-instinct, this side has the capability and potential to rise to the occasion and produce strong performances.”
ICC World Cup 2019: Pakistan’s squad
The 15-man squad of team Pakistan comprises of 6 batsmen, 4 bowlers, and 5 all-rounders. So, here is the list of players of Pakistan that is going to play in the 12th edition of Cricket World Cup.
Sarfraz Ahmed (c, wk) (Age 32), Fakhar Zaman (Age 29), Imam-ul-Haq (Age 23), Abid Ali (Age 31), Babar Azam (Age 24), Haris Sohail (Age 29)
Hasan Ali (Age 25), Shaheen Afridi (Age 19), Junaid Khan (Age 29), Mohammad Hasnain (Age 19)
Shoaib Malik (vc) (Age 37), Mohammad Hafeez (Age 38), Shadab Khan (Age 20), Imad Wasim (Age 30), Faheem Ashraf (Age 25)
ICC World Cup 2019: Pakistan Statistics
Under Sarfraz Ahmed leadership, Pakistan has shown some talent whether it is Mohammad Amir or Usman Shinwari as well as Hasan Ali. The batting department of Pakistan is not up to the mark and that’s why they are lacking behind right now. In order to win the title, they have to work on their batting department more.
In the meantime, team Pakistan is the most unpredictable one as it is not certain in the previous few matches held in the previous year. Pakistan has won the world cup tournament at once in the year 1992 edition against England.
ICC World Cup 2019: Pakistan’s Fixtures
Here is the full schedule and fixture of team Pakistan playing in the World Cup 2019:
31 May 2019 – West Indies vs Pakistan, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
3 June 2019 – England vs Pakistan, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
7 June 2019 – Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, County Ground, Bristol
12 June 2019 – Australia vs Pakistan, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
16 June 2019 – India vs Pakistan, Old Trafford, Manchester
23 June 2019 – Pakistan vs South Africa, Lord’s, London
26 June 2019 – New Zealand vs Pakistan, Edgbaston, Birmingham
29 June 2019 – Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Headingley, Leeds
5 July 2019 – Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Lord’s, London
9 July 2019 – First semi-final: 1st v 4th, Old Trafford (To Be Decided)
11 July 2019 – Second semi-final: 2nd v 3rd, Edgbaston (To Be Decided)
14 July 2019 – Final, Lord’s (To Be Decided)