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  1. Devil Soul

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    Pakistan announce 15-member squad for World Cup - thenews.com.pk
    LAHORE: Pakistan on Wednesday announced its 15-member squad for the upcoming ODI World Cup. The team was announced by Chief Selector Moin Khan who told reporters that this would be a special World Cup for him.


    “After 23 years Pakistan will play the World Cup in Australia after it won the tournament there in 1992,” Khan said.

    Pakistan who are in Pool B of the tournament will open their World Cup campaign against India on February 15 in Adelaide.

    Misbah-ul-Haq will captain the team which includes Muhammad Hafeez as a true opener along with Ahmed Shahzed. Ehsan Adil in the only right-handed seamer in the squad which also includes Junaid Khan, Wahab Riaz and Muhammad Irfan.

    Team: Ahmed Shahzed, Muhammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis JKhan, Haris Sohail, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal, Yasir Shah, Muhammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Ehsan Adil, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz
     
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    i was about to post :P
     
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    i am glad they included Harris Sohail.... he played a very mature & sensible ing'gs against NZ
     
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    Zulphiqar babr should have been included into the squad.
     
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    Gul not in Pakistan's World Cup squad | Cricket News | ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 | ESPN Cricinfo
    Fast bowler Umar Gul has been left out of Pakistan's 15-man squad for the 2015 World Cup.

    Squad Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz ahmed, Younis Khan, Harris Sohail, Misbah ul Haq, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Ehsan Adil, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz

    More to follow ...

    yeah i am surprised they preferred the less experienced Yasir Shah, but he is a good bowler...
     
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    Why not Shoib Malik? I thought he was a permanent fixture in Pak's World Cup squad regardless of his form!:p:
     
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    Pretty unimpressive squad IMO from the looks of it, especially the bowling.

    I'll admit though that I don't follow cricket all that much.
     
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    I am satisfied with this team

    Thank God Sohail tanvir is not part of the squad and so does shoaib malik.

    Anwar ali was a better choice than Ehsan adil.

    it seems like this time,our batting line up will be stronger than bowling
     
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    Fawad Alam should have been in there. Wondering what were selectors thinking!
     
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    Could some Pakistani members please write about the team composition
    ie who are the batsmen ; fast bowlers and spinners; wicket keeper

    Many new and unknown players for us
     
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    i was expecting Fawad alam as well ...
    but it is nice team though
     
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    Team:
    Ahmed Shahzad, -- Bat
    Muhammad Hafeez, -- Bat
    Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), -- Bat
    Younis Khan-- Bat
    Shoaib Maqsood, -- Bat
    Umar Akmal, -- Bat - Part time WK
    Haris Sohail-- Bat /Ball - Spin
    Shahid Afridi, -- Bat /Ball - Spin
    Sarfaraz Ahmed, -- WK--- Bat
    Yasir Shah, -- Spin
    Muhammad Irfan, -- Bowler
    Junaid Khan, --Bowler
    Ehsan Adil, --Bowler
    Sohail Khan,--Bowler
    Wahab Riaz --Bowler
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    Fawad out, Sohail Khan the big surprise in WC squad
    Sports Desk
    Pakistan announced their 15-man World Cup squad on Wednesday, leaving out Fawad Alam and Umar Gul and including pace bowler Sohail Khan who last played international cricket in 2011.

    Veteran batsman Younis Khan, who hit a purple patch in Test cricket but was mediocre in the recent ODIs against New Zealand, was also included in the squad.

    Left-hand middle-order batsman Fawad Alam, who has been Pakistan's most reliable ODI batsman of late, will feel unlucky to have missed out, the selectors instead preferring another player in similar mould, Haris Sohail.

    Squad:

    Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz ahmed, Younis Khan, Harris Sohail, Misbah ul Haq, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Ehsan Adil, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz

    More to follow

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    PCB names Team Pakistan for ICC World Cup 2015
    Moin Khan:
    'Squad capable of excelling in the World Cup'

    LAHORE–January 7, 2015: Chairman PCB Shaharyar Mohammad Khan has approved Pakistan’s 15-member squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 after it was picked up by the six-member selection committee headed by Moin Khan after consultations with head coach Waqar Younis and skipper Misbah ul Haq.

    “This is the best possible squad from the available resources, and the selectors believe it has the requisite talent and skill-set to recapture the World Cup Down Under after 22 years”, said chief selector Moin Khan.

    Following is the 15-man Pakistan cricket team for the ICC World Cup 2015 to be played in Australia/New Zealand from February 14 to March 29. The squad contains two openers, four middle order batsmen, five pace bowlers, one spinner, two all-rounders and a wicket-keeper/batsman. The accent, said Moin Khan, has been on preferring specialists over bits and pieces players.

    15 - Member Squad

    1. Ahmed Shehzad

    2. Ehsan Adil

    3. Mohammad Hafeez

    4. Haris Sohail

    5. Mohammad Irfan

    6. Junaid Khan

    7. Misbah ul Haq (captain)

    8. Sarfraz Ahmed (w.k)

    9. Shahid Afridi

    10. Sohaib Maqsood

    11. Sohail Khan

    12. Umar Akmal

    13. Wahab Riaz

    14. Yasir Shah

    15. Younis Khan

    Team Management:

    Manager: Naveed Akram Cheema; Head Coach: Waqar Younis; Batting Coach: Grant Flower; Spin Bowling Coach: Mushtaq Ahmed; Fielding Coach/Trainer: Grand Luden; Physiotherapist: Brad Robinson; Assistant Manager: Shahid Aslam; Media Manager: Agha Akbar; Security officer: Col. (Retd) Muhammad Azam Khan; Analyst: Talha Butt

    Quotes – Chief Selector Moin Khan:

    “This is the best possible squad from the available resources, and the selectors collectively believe it has the requisite talent and skill-set to recapture the World Cup Down Under after 22 years.

    ‘’My request to all Pakistanis is to back the national team in its quest for glory.

    “Four factors were of prime import for selectors: Suitability to play in conditions in Australia and New Zealand; performance in international contests; performance in domestic cricket and preference to the choices suggested by captain and head coach, Team Pakistan.

    “Of the selected squad of 15, eight have played in the last World Cup, while the remaining seven have been picked after their recent form impressed the selectors. This makes it a pretty decent blend of experience and youth.

    “Despite a recent poor run of form in limited-overs cricket, in my mind, there’s no doubt on the capability of this side to excelling in the World Cup.

    “It indeed is a formidable unit, with the potential and natural flair to perform well at the ICC’s premier global showpiece event. And if the boys hit form individually and as combinations and peak at the right time, this bunch has the capacity to go all the way to the winners’ podium.”

    Training Camp:

    To fine-tune preparations for the global event, PCB has decided to organize a short training camp for Team Pakistan, which has been scheduled from Jan. 13, 2015 to Jan. 17, 2015 at the Gaddafi stadium, Lahore.

    Departure Date:

    Team Pakistan will embark from Lahore on Jan. 21, 2015 for New Zealand via Dubai for the two-match ODI series against the Black Caps before flying over Tasman Sea to Sydney for its warmup games before moving on to Adelaide for its much-anticipated first World Cup 2015 encounter against India on Feb. 15.
     
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    Considering the choices available
    A well balanced team !
     
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    Sohail khan is the most surprising entry.

    Anwar ali was a much better choice
     
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    The weakest team to ever leave the shores of PK. Very little experience of australian conditions.