The selectors for Pakistan face a Catch-22 issue over Shadab Khan, thus they may decide to add Hassan Ali and Abrar Ahmed in the World Cup 2023 roster. The PCB is in the midst of selecting the final 15 players for the ICC competition that will take place in India next month. The competent authorities were required to conduct a thorough investigation of team combinations as a result of the early elimination from the Asia Cup 2023.
Pakistan’s World Cup 2023 squad Possibilities
The team management, which consists of captain Babar Azam, head selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, and others, is reportedly thinking of changing the 15-person squad for the major event. According to sources, the odds of Mohammad Haris, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr., and Faheem Asraf making the World Cup roster look slim given the team’s recent performance.
Meanwhile, Hassan Ali and right-arm leg-break spinner Abrar Ahmed are likely to be included in the 15-member squad. Furthermore, despite the concerns over the selection of out-of-form opener Fakhar Zaman and vice-captain Shadab Khan, the duo are likely to make the team for the mega event.
Pakistan’s prospective 15-member-squad for the World Cup might look like this; Babar Azam (c), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Abdulla Shafiq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hassan Ali, Zaman Khan.