Pakistan Cricket Team Player News

The Pakistan Cricket Board manages the Pakistan national cricket team, sometimes known as the Shaheens (lit. "Falcons"), Green Shirts, Men in Green, and Cornered Tigers  (PCB). The squad is a Full Member of the International Cricket Council and competes in Test, ODI, and Twenty20 International cricket matches.

On this page, you will find the latest news regarding the Pakistan national cricket team and all the details about the squad, including top players, the T20 world cup squad, etc. 

Pakistan T20 world cup squad

The 15-member Pakistan squad for T20 World Cup 2022 has been announced – here is the team list for the T20 event, including injury news, reserve players, and replacement updates for Pakistan at the tournament.

The team will be led by Babar Azam, while Shadab Khan has been named vice-captain. Babar is likely to open the batting with wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan, with whom he has forged a prolific, slightly slow pair at the top. In Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Haider Ali, and – in his new Twenty20 avatar – Shan Masood, they have a plethora of middle-order batters to choose from.

Pakistan Players List for T20 World Cup

S.No. Name Age Role DOB
1 Babar Azam (C) 27 Batsman 15 October 1994
2 Asif Ali 30 Batsman 1 October 1991
3 Haider Ali 21 Batsman 2 October 2000
4 Shan Masood 32 Batsman 14 October 1989
5 Khushdil Shah 27 Batsman 7 February 1995
6 Mohammad Rizwan (WK) 30 Wicketkeeper 1 June 1992
7 Shadab Khan (VC) 23 All Rounder 4 October 1998
8 Iftikhar Ahmed 32 All Rounder 3 September 1990
9 Mohammad Nawaz 28 All Rounder 21 March 1994
10 Shaheen Afridi 22 Bowler 6 April 2000
11 Mohammad Hasnain 22 Bowler 5 April 2000
12 Usman Qadir 29 Bowler 10 August 1993
13 Haris Rauf 28 Bowler 7 November 1993
14 Naseem Shah 19 Bowler 15 February 2003
15 Mohammad Wasim 21 Bowler 25 August 2001

Top 4 Pakistan Cricket Team Players

Babar Azam

Babar Azam, a right-handed top-order batsman known for his discipline and calm demeanour, staked his claim to a long-term spot in batting order of Pakistan team squad with a strong performance in 2016, scoring three consecutive ODI hundreds against the West Indies in the UAE, as well as a 90 in his third Test in Hamilton. 

Babar's astounding average of 84.00 is the highest in 2022. (minimum five matches). In 2022, Babar has only played eight One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Rassie van der Dussen of South Africa has a 79.33 average in nine matches. Imam-ul-Haq of Pakistan is averaging 72.14.

Mohammad Rizwan

Mohammad Rizwan is a Peshawar-based wicket-keeper batsman who idolizes Adam Gilchrist. He made his First Class debut for Peshawar in 2008, impressing the selectors with a string of notable performances with the bat and gloves. Rizwan's journey from the Peshawar College team at 17 to the Pakistan national team at 22 was spectacular and hard-working.

Mohammad Rizwan appeared in 12 T20 games, scoring 370 runs in 11 innings. Mohammad Rizwan's highest T20 score is 88. M Rizwan has no T20 hundreds, four T20 half-centuries, and one 30+ and two 20+ T20 runs. In 326 T20 balls, M Rizwan has a strike rate of 113.4 and an average of 41.11. Mohammad Rizwan hit 35 boundaries in T20, including 26 fours and 9 sixes.

Shadab Khan

Shadab Khan, a tremendous ball turner in Pakistan national cricket team, broke onto cricket's common consciousness only during the 2016/17 PSL season. His ability to take wickets while keeping a great economy rate prompted him to be dubbed the most common of phenomena: an enticing Pakistani prospect.

Shadab has made an early impression despite the fact that he just played his first-class game ten months ago, in July 2016. His brilliance with the U-19 side drew the attention of PSL club Islamabad United, who gave the young leggie an opportunity, which he gladly embraced. His success in the competition earned him accolades from Wasim Akram and Misbah-ul-Haq, and he was called up to Pakistan's limited-overs squad for the West Indies trip. His rapid ascent continued in the first two T20Is, where he took seven wickets for 21 runs and was named Man-of-the-Match on both occasions.

Naseem Shah

With a natural, whippy movement that produced effortless pace, he quickly distinguished himself even in the most competitive of areas - Pakistani fast bowling. A year later, he made his Pakistan debut in Brisbane, but not before adversity struck; he lost his mother soon before receiving his maiden Pakistan cap.

He had never played a white-ball international before August 2022, but in Shaheen Afridi's absence, he has thrived in that starring role. His maiden T20I innings, in which he removed KL Rahul and toyed with Virat Kohli, was one that Shaheen would have been proud of, and subsequent performances in the Asia Cup further added to his reputation. It's easy to forget that the guy leading Pakistan's feared fast bowling attack is only 19 years old, and with the T20 World Cup approaching, he has the opportunity to return to where his international career began and show the world how far he has gone. And, of course, how far he can go.