World Cup 2023 PAK Squad: The memories of the glorious 1992 triumph still resonate with ardent Pakistani cricket fans. That year, under the stewardship of Imran Khan, Pakistan secured its first World Cup title. Since then, the trophy has remained elusive, with varying degrees of success and setbacks, the most recent being the disappointing early exit from the 2019 edition.

Captaincy and Expectations

This year, Pakistan is pinning its hopes on Babar Azam, its talismanic captain. Known for his impeccable technique and composed demeanor, Babar’s captaincy and form with the bat will be paramount for Pakistan’s success in the World Cup 2023. The team will kickstart their campaign on 6th October, facing off against the Netherlands.

The Squad

The Pakistan team for this edition comprises a balanced blend of young energy and experienced stalwarts:

Batsmen and All-rounders: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Aga.
Bowlers: Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir.
Reserves: Abdullah Shafiq and Mohammad Wasim Jr.

World Cup 2023 PAK Squad
World Cup 2023 PAK Squad

Pakistan’s World Cup 2023 Schedule

6th October: vs Netherlands, Hyderabad
10th October: vs Sri Lanka, Hyderabad
14th October: vs India, Ahmedabad (Undoubtedly, a high-voltage clash awaited by billions!)
20th October: vs Australia, Bangalore
23rd October: vs Afghanistan, Chennai
27th October: vs South Africa, Chennai
31st October: vs Bangladesh, Kolkata
4th November: vs New Zealand, Bangalore
11th November: vs England, Kolkata

With the schedule laid out, expectations running high, and the squad ready to put on a show, Pakistan is all set for the World Cup 2023. The journey from the streets of Karachi to the greens of Kolkata promises to be exhilarating. As the games unfold, will Pakistan recreate the magic of ’92 or pen a new chapter in its cricketing history? Only time will tell.