Pakistan Team for ICC World Cup 2023: Complete Squad, Players List, Captain, Batsmen, Bowlers and All-Rounders

Pakistan Team Squad for World Cup 2023: Check here for the expected players list and World Cup squad of Pakistan.    

Mudit Chhikara
Sep 23, 2023, 14:56 IST
Get here all the details about Pakistan Team Players for the Cricket World Cup 2023
Get here all the details about Pakistan Team Players for the Cricket World Cup 2023

ICC World Cup 2023 Pakistan Team and Players: Cricket is a beloved sport in many parts of the world, the former territories of Britain like India, Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand. Cricket originated in England but has become more popular in India and Pakistan.

England won the ICC Cricket World Cup, the biggest tournament of the sport in 2019. India won it in 1983 and 2011 while Pakistan won the trophy in 1996. The two teams are on course to clash in the upcoming 2023 ICC World Cup as well.

India was the first to announce its full squad while Pakistan did it on September 22, a week before the final date of submission - September 28. Fans were eagerly anticipating the names of players who will represent their home countries at the World Cup and Pakistan fans weren't disappointed.

India will be under more pressure, as it’s hosting the World Cup and will be playing on home soil. Pakistan, however, is not to be underestimated. The team is ranked number 1 in ODI and is composed of some of the best fast bowlers and batsmen in the world. Pakistan is among the favourites to win the 2023 Cricket World Cup.

You can check the full ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Pakistan Team and Player list here.


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ICC World Cup Pakistan Team Squad 2023

Pakistan is the top-ranked ODI team in the world and aims to display its skills in the World Cup as well. They last reached the semi-finals in 2011, but the new team is full of young, talented players.

Babar Azam, one of the finest batters of the modern era, is the captain of the Pakistan Men’s Cricket team and will lead them in the World Cup as well.

Here is the final 15-player World Cup squad for Pakistan.

  1. Babar Azam (Captain)
  2. Fakhar Zaman
  3. Imam-ul-Haq
  4. Salman Ali Agha
  5. Iftikhar Ahmed
  6. Mohammad Rizwan
  7. Abdullah Shafique
  8. Hasan Ali
  9. Shadab Khan
  10. Mohammad Nawaz
  11. Usama Mir
  12. Haris Rauf
  13. Mohammad Wasim Jnr
  14. Shaheen Afridi
  15. Saud Shakeel

ICC WC Pakistan Players List with Details

  • Hasan Ali replaced the injured Naseem Shah in the Pakistan World Cup squad.
  • The Pakistan squad is nearly the same as their Asia Cup 2023 team but marks the return of Hasan Ali.
  • Star players Shaheen Afridi, Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq have been retained.
  • Legspinner Usama Mir was selected over pacer Faheem Ashraf since the Indian pitches favour spinners.
  • Mohammad Haris has been kept in the reserves.

Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq revealed the reasoning behind some of the surprising changes in  Pakistan's World Cup squad.

“Firstly, the way Naseem Shah got injured, he was our main bowler [expected to be in the squad]. Secondly, there are a number of injury issues among fast bowlers. Like there was [Mohammed] Hasnain, he’s had an injury and has been operated by doctors. Ihsanullah just had an elbow operation. Our options in fast bowling are depleted.”

Talking about Hasan Ali's inclusion, Haq said:

“You look at his performances in the Lankan Premier League and at other places. He’s performed well and is an experienced bowler. He might not have featured in international cricket of late, but he has played mega events for Pakistan and he has performed for us. And we needed a new-ball bowler after it was clear that Naseem wouldn’t play the World Cup, so Hasan Ali is a brilliant choice for that. He does well with the new ball, and old ball and also has experience. He’s a team man as well, and brings energy into our side.”

Cricket World Cup 2023 Pakistan Match Dates and Schedule




Time (IST)

October 6

Pakistan vs Netherlands, 2nd Match

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

2:00 PM

October 10

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 8th Match

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

2:00 PM

October 14

Pakistan vs India, 12th Match

Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

2:00 PM

October 20

Pakistan vs Australia, 18th Match

M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

2:00 PM

October 23

Pakistan vs Afghanistan, 22nd Match

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

2:00 PM

October 27

Pakistan vs South Africa, 26th Match

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

2:00 PM

October 31

Pakistan vs Bangladesh, 31st Match

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

2:00 PM

November 4

Pakistan vs New Zealand, 35th Match

M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

10:30 AM

November 11

Pakistan vs England, 45th Match

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

2:00 PM


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  • Who are the players in the Team Pakistan squad for World Cup 2023?
    Babar Azam (Captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Hasan Ali
  • Who is the captain of the Pakistan Team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023?
    Babar Azam is the captain of the Pakistan team for the ICC World Cup 2023.


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