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Cricket World Cup 2015 and Pakistani media (unnecessary) hype

Pakistan's prospects in the upcoming Cricket World Cup is touched gloomy because of upcoming injury prone cum inexperienced bowling and with an un-dependent batting and unreliable fielding, I must say if we qualify for the second round, it'd be a bonus cuz I don't expect them to be going that way, with a bleak batting line which can't defend its bowling, is a big setback especially Downunder in Australia and New Zealand, plus with Pakistan squad for the Cricket World Cup already hit with injuries and ban, with their replacements making either a comeback or making a debut in Cricket World Cup, what do you expect off them? So do we expect them to perform there? The team which played in South Africa in 2003 was the most powerful of Pakistani team consisting of Saeed Anwar, Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram, Abdul Razzaq, Inzamam ul Haq, etc but still they were not able to proceed beyond the round robin, so compared to that Cricket World Cup, can we expect these '…

Pakistani squad for CWC 2015

Pakistani cricket team squad for upcoming Cricket World Cup in Australasia
#NameAgePlaying roleBatting BowlingWorld Cup appearances1Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), 40 yearsBatsmanRHBMiddle OrderLeg Break20112Ahmed Shehzad, 23 yearsBatsmanRHBOpenerLeg Break20113Mohammad Hafeez, 34 yearsBatsmanRHBOpenerBanned from bowling/Off Spinner2007, 20114Sarfraz Ahmed, 27 yearsWicketkeeperRHBLate Middle OrderNot ApplicableDebut5Younis Khan, 37 yearsBatsmanRHBMiddle OrderMedium Fast2003, 2007, 20116Haris Sohail, 25 yearsAll rounderLHBLate Middle OrderSlow Left ArmDebut7Umar Akmal, 24 years Batsman/WicketkeeperRHBMiddle OrderNot Applicable20118Sohaib Maqsood, 27 yearsBatsmanRHBLate Middle OrderOff SpinnerDebut9Shahid Afridi, 34 yearsAll rounderRHBLate Middle OrderLeg Spinner1999, 2003, 2007, 201110Yasir Shah, 28 yearsBowlerRHBTailLeg SpinnerDebut11Mohammad Irfan, 32 yearsBowlerRHBTailLeft Arm Fast Debut12Junaid Khan, 25 yearsBowlerRHBTailLeft Arm FastDebut13Ehsan Adil, 21 yearsBo…