- Pakistan are looking good in this world cup.
- They have No 1 ODI batter Babar Azam.
- Pakistan pace attack is very strong consisting of Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf.
The count down to the World Cup’s opening match has started, and the planet’s cricket-loving heart quickens its rhythm. The first match of the tournament will be played between defending champions England and New Zealand.
Pakistan team is one of the top 4 in ICC ODI rankings. Pakistan’s current combination is also good. They have many top players but here we will discuss the top 5 Pakistan players to watch in the World Cup 2023:
Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan team is currently No 1 in ICC ODI rankings. The right handed batter is well known for his cover drive. Moreover, his consistency and elegance makes him a big player.
Babar Azam played a total of 105 ODIs in which he scored 5409 runs at an average 58.16. The 28 years old has 19 hundreds in his international ODI career till now. Therefore, he is looking forward to perform in the World cup.
2-Shaheen Shah Afridi:
Shaheen Shah Afridi well known for his new ball swing off the pitch is looking to perform good in this world cup. The left arm pacer is the key bowler for Pakistan team in world cup.
Shaheen Shah Afridi played a total of 44 ODIs in which he took 86 wickets. His best bowling figures in ODIs are 6 wickets for just 35 runs. He also took 16 wickets in 2019 ODI world cup.
3-Imam ul Haq:
Imam ul Haq is currently No 5 in ICC ODI rankings. The opening batter is known for his consistency and temperament. Therefore, the left handed batter is a key batter for Pakistan team in this world cup.
Imam ul Haq played a total of 56 ODIs and scored 2976 runs at an average of 50.44. Imam ul Haq has 9 centuries in his international career. Imam ul Haq has also the record of hundred on ODI debut.
Muhammad Rizwan, the wicket keeper batsman from Pakistan is well known for his fighting approach in the ground. The wicket keeper usually bats in the middle order and his role is to provide platform for hitters.
Muhammad Rizwan has played 65 matches in which he scored 1693 runs at an average of 36.80. He has 2 centuries and 12 half centuries in his international ODI career. Therefore, these stats make him a player to watch in the world cup.
Haris Rauf, the express pacer from Pakistan is known for his wicket taking ability in the death overs. The right arm fast bowler consistently bowls at 145 kph and with this pace he has ability to destroy any batter.
Haris Rauf played a total of 28 ODI matches in which he took 55 wickets. His best bowling figures in ODIs are 5 wickets for just 18 runs. This is also the first ODI world cup for Haris Rauf and he is ready for his destructive bowling.