Pakistan is very unpredictable when it comes to their performances in the ICC tournaments as one day, they will look like a minnow team playing in the tournament and on the next day, they will play like champions. This was very evident from the fact that they surprised everyone by winning the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.
The Men in Green will return to the same place where they got their hands on the ICC Champions Trophy, England, in 2019 to take part in the 2019 ICC World Cup. In all likelihood, they will be going into the tournament as the dark horses.
Fakhar Zaman, who opened the batting and scored a match-winning century in the final of the Champions Trophy, will open the innings alongside Imam-ul-Haq, who might get the nod ahead of Azhar Ali. Pakistan’s middle-order might consist of their Mr. consistent Babar Azam, former captains Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik and their skipper for the tournament, Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Hafeez was just cleared by the ICC to bowl and this will be a blessing in disguise for Sarfaraz and co. as Hafeez, the all-rounder, adds a lot of value to the team in the limited-overs cricket. All-rounders Imad Wasim and Faheem Ashraf are certainties in the playing XI with leg-spinner Shadab Khan taking his place in the side. Pakistan has a great fast bowling contingent and only two of them will make it to the playing XI. Left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir and Pakistan’s best fast bowler in ODIs, Hasan Ali is likely to get the nod ahead of Junaid Khan.
Probable Squad: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Azhar Ali, Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Haris Sohail, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Rumman Raees.
Playing XI: Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Shadab Ali, Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali
2019 World Cup Pakistan Final Team Players Name
- Azhar Ali: reliable at Top…
- Fakhar Zaman: aggressive Batsman…
- Babar Azam: another classic batsman, who will give them stability..
- Mohd Hafeez: handy All-rounder…
- Shoaib Malik: another experienced guy in middle Order…
- Sarfraz Ahmed: captain & Wonderful batsman.
- Imad wasim: Another good Player in limited overs crkt.
- Shadab Khan: leggy
- Hasan Ali: amazing bowler..with old BALL..
- Mohd Amir: one of best ri8 now…
- Junaid Khan: another good bowler to complement others
- Faheem Ashraf : Looking like he can be good all-rounder for pak in future…
- Haris sohail/ Umar Akmal/ Asad Shafiq
- Any young Domestic seamer….
- Ahmed Shehzad/ any other domestic Opener