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PCB announces 18-members squad for World Cup 2023

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Chief Selector Pakistan cricket team, Inzamam-Ul-Haq announced the names of Pakistan Cricket Team for the World Cup-2023 to be played in India from next month. The national cricket team will depart for India on September 27.

Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq made the official announcement during a press conference here on Friday.

The captain of the team will be Babar Azam and the vice captain will be Shadab Khan.

Among them Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhr Zaman, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Saud Shakeel, Muhammad Nawaz, Imam-Ul-Haq, Muhammad Wasim Jr., Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Abdullah Shafiq, Osama Mir, Shaheen Shah Afridi were included in the World Cup-2023 squad.

The reserves players of the team would be Mohammad Haris, Abrar Ahmed and Zaman Khan

Because of the injury, the fast bowler Naseem Shah would not be included in World Cup squad.

The announcement, initially planned for yesterday, was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.

The cricket enthusiasts nationwide have been eagerly awaiting this revelation, as it marks a crucial step in Pakistan’s journey to compete on the global stage in the ICC World Cup.

Sources within the PCB indicate that the first warm-up match of the national squad will be contested against New Zealand on September 29.

Yesterday, a performance review meeting was held for the Pakistan cricket team, attended by key stakeholders.

Dr. Sohail Saleem, responsible for player well-being and fitness, gave a comprehensive briefing on the injuries and rehabilitation progress of the players, ensuring that the selected squad will be in prime physical condition for the upcoming World Cup.

Naseem Shah in a tweet said, “With a heavy heart, I’m sharing that I will not be part of this amazing team that will be representing our beloved country.” “While I’m disappointed, I believe everything is in Allah’s hands. InshahAllah will be on the field very soon.”

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