Pakistan Squad for Asia Cup 2023

Pakistan Squad for Asia Cup 2023

The Asia Cup 2023 will be held between August 31 and September 17 in Sri Lanka and Pakistan. India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will compete in the tournament, with Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Afghanistan. Pakistan has always been a team to watch in any of international tournament, as they bring great entertainment and fun in the game. Pakistan will be the one to be looked in this tournament as they have good ODI side. In this article we will discuss the complete details of Pakistan squad for Asia Cup 2023. The teams will compete in 13 ODI matches. A detailed schedule of all the teams has yet to be announced. 

Pakistan Team Head Coach For Asia cup 2023

Grant Bradburn is a former New Zealand national and now he has been appointed as the new coach of the Pakistani men’s squad. Bradburn has been with Pakistan for a while, as he was the consultant head coach during the recent series against New Zealand. He will be the coach for the Pakistan team for Asia Cup 2023 and also he will remain head coach of the Pakistan team for the next 2 years.

Pakistan Squad For Asia Cup 2023

Player NameRole
Babar AzamBatsman (Captain)
Muhammad Rizwan Batsman
Fakhar Zaman Batsman
Imam Ul HaqBatsman
Haris SohailBatsman
Abdullah SafiqBatsman
Iftikhar AhmadAll-Rounder
Muhammad Haris Batsman
Shan MasoodBatsman
Salman Ali Agha All-Rounder
Shaheen Shah AfridiFast Bowler
Haris RaufFast Bowler
Naseem ShahFast Bowler
Shadab KhanAll-Rounder
Muhammad Waseem Jr.Fast Bowler
Muhammad Nawaz All-Rounder
Usama MirLeg Spinner
Ihsan UllahFast Bowler

Openers For Pakistan Squad For Asia cup 2023

Opening in ODIs has been a serious for Pakistan cricket team for some time as opening pair fails most of the times. But now Pakistan has recover from this issue with some great performances from Fakhar Zaman and Imam Ul Haq as opening pair. Fakhar Zalman will likely open for Pakistan. The left-handed batsman has 50 ODIs under his belt. In those 50 games, he has scored 2,331 at an average rate of 47.40 and a strike rate of 96.33. In his ODI career, he has scored six hundreds and fourteen half-centuries.

Imam-ul-Haq, an other left-handed batter, is also expected to open the batting. He has played 38 One-Day Internationals and scored 1,623 at a 45.08 average with a strike rate of 76.57. In his ODI cricket career, he has six half-centuries. Over all Pakistan opening pair has shown great dominance over a few years, which is a good thing for team Pakistan going into the Asia Cup 2023.

Middle Order Betters For Team Pakistan In Asia Cup 2023

 Middle Order has special importance in modern day cricket. Pakistan has one the best in the business Babar Azam as their top middle order batter and also captain of the side. He will likely bat at the number three position for Pakistan. He has scored 4,704 runs in 85 ODIs at an average rate of 56.00 and a strike rate of 88.98. In his ODI career, he has 16 centuries and twenty half-centuries. These numbers show how good a batsman he is and he is at the top position of ICC ODIs batter ranking from a long period of time. Many cricket experts thing if Babar Azam has a good tournament it sorely mean Pakistan will have better results.

Mohammad Rizwan will bat at the number four position for Pakistan. He is a right-handed wicket-keeper who has played 51 One-Day Internationals. In those games, he scored 1,939 at an average rate of 45.79 and a strike rate of 84.98. In his ODI cricket career, he has scored a century and 15 half-centuries. Saim Ayub will bat at the number five position for Pakistan. Saim Ayub is a left handed batsman. He made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in April this year. And after that at number 6 position there will be Iftikhar Ahmad, who has great skill to hit the bowl hard and can also take inning deep.

All-rounders For Pakistan In Asia Cup 2023

All-rounder in a team plays vital role as they are handy with bat and bowl. Pakistan has good all-rounders in shape of Shadab Khan, Muhammad Nawaz and a newly added Aamir Jamal. Shadab is an experienced campainer how has won many matches for Pakistan. Along with Shabab, Muhammad Nawaz has also great impact as all-rounder. The Fast bowling all-rounder Aamir Jamal has join the team recently.

Fast Bowlers For Pakistan In Asia Cup 2023

Pakistan known as land of premium fast bowlers, has always the luxury of good fast. Aggression with pace is the beauty cricket. Pakistan has some of greatest fast bowler ever play cricket. Fast bowling without the name of great Wasim Akram, Waqar Younas and world fastest bowler Shoaib Akhtar is incomplete.

Having the rich history of fat bowling, this time around again Pakistan has some great fast bowlers in their line up. The pace attack will be lead by Shaheen Shah Afridi, how at his young age achieved a lot. He will be join by Haris Rauf another fast and skilled bowler how has shown great dominance in white bowl cricket. Naseem Shah will be another option as fast bowler, how is still young but from the last t20 world cup he has shown he possess great skills. After these three bowlers Pakisatn has another fast bowling sensation as Ihsan Ullah. He is quiet new at international stage but also has the ability to bowl at 150 Kph speed consistently.

Spin Bowling Options For Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023

Spin bowling will have major importance as the tournament will be played in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In both these hosting countries spin bowler importance become more. Shadab is expected to be the leader of Pakistan’s spin attack. A leg-spinner, he has taken 71 wickets in 63 ODIs with an average of 32.11 and an economy rate of 4.76. Imad Wasim is a spinner that can bowl left-arm spin with an economy rate of 4.76. Muhammad Nawaz could be another option as spinner for Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023.

Conclusion

Overall, this time Pakistan has a very well balanced ODI team lead by one of the greatest Babar Azam. Team Pakistan squad for Asia Cup 2023 has cover all the portions very well. Opposition team has to play extra ordinary cricket to beat them in this tournament.

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