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Pakistani squad for CWC 2015

Pakistani cricket team squad for upcoming Cricket World Cup in Australasia
# Name Age Playing role
Bowling World Cup appearances
1 Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), 40 years Batsman RHB Middle Order Leg Break 2011
2 Ahmed Shehzad, 23 years Batsman RHB Opener Leg Break 2011
3 Mohammad Hafeez, 34 years Batsman RHB Opener Banned from bowling/Off Spinner 2007, 2011
4 Sarfraz Ahmed, 27 years Wicketkeeper RHB Late Middle Order Not Applicable Debut
5 Younis Khan, 37 years Batsman RHB Middle Order Medium Fast 2003, 2007, 2011
6 Haris Sohail, 25 years All rounder LHB Late Middle Order Slow Left Arm Debut
7 Umar Akmal, 24 years Batsman/Wicketkeeper RHB Middle Order Not Applicable 2011
8 Sohaib Maqsood, 27 years Batsman RHB Late Middle Order Off Spinner Debut
9 Shahid Afridi, 34 years All rounder RHB Late Middle Order Leg Spinner 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011
10 Yasir Shah, 28 years Bowler RHB Tail Leg Spinner Debut
11 Mohammad Irfan, 32 years Bowler RHB Tail Left Arm Fast Debut
12 Junaid Khan, 25 years Bowler RHB Tail Left Arm Fast Debut
13 Ehsan Adil, 21 years Bowler RHB Tail Right Arm Fast Medium Debut
14 Sohail Khan, 30 years Bowler RHB Tail Right Arm Fast Debut
15 Wahab Riaz 29 years Bowler RHB Tail Left Arm Fast 2011
  Average Age 29 years          
When I was compiling the statistics, it looks an inexperienced Cricket World Cup side, where 8 of our squad members are on debut in a Cricket World Cup clash. Plus I say, instead of Ehsan Adil we must have taken someone who can swing the ball both ways, because I must say guys like Junaid Khan and Muhammad Irfan IF proved pressure exerters, than Ehsan Adil may be proved as a pressure releaser for the opponent teams. As far as batting is concerned, I was shocked to see no Fawad Alam in the squad, since we required Fawad Alam in the team as a specialist left hand batsman who can bowl as well and can be agile in fielding since 60% 70% of the games are decided on the amount of fielding which saves the amount of runs, because at times those runs saved are the difference in won by the amount of runs. Without Fawad Alam, our late middle order is vulnerable in the hands of Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi and Haris Sohail, vulnerable in the sense that if (god forbids) one or two if fails than we don't have any sort of match finishers. While I was going through other teams, they have incorporated at least two match finishers, specialist math finishers I am talking about. Plus the conditions in AUS/NZ is way too different to be without an experienced campaigner, Sarfaraz and Haris Sohail are hard working guys but still their techniques are yet to be tested outside Asia, for that as a cover we could had taken Fawad Alam as a cover.


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