Is Pakistan World Cup-2019 Team Ready For Their Biggest Challenge?

Is Pakistan World Cup-2019 Team Ready For Their Biggest Challenge?

Pakistan World Cup-2019 team

This hot summer, it’s all about the hottest cricket action. The biggest spectacle in the cricketing world is all about to spark off in a couple of days in England and Wales. The first match of the tournament will be between the host nation England and South Africa. Our Team Green clashes with West Indies, with both opening their ICC World Cup 2019 accounts with the encounter. The extravaganza of the World Cup needs to be celebrated on big screens, over great food and amongst enthusiasts. For the diehard fans back here in Pakistan, their biggest concern this time revolves around Pakistan World Cup-2019 team. The core reason underlying their worrisome state owes its presence to the recent one-day performances presented by Pakistan World Cup squad. Consistent losses, substandard gameplay, poor planning, lack of commitment — you name the weakness that we haven’t embraced and retained.

Tense Moments For Sarfaraz: Victory In Doldrums?

Tense Moments For Sarfaraz

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Fans Need To Watch Out Pakistan World Cup-2019 Team

The Green Squad “Fighters”

The ICC World Cup 2019 edition is here. Cricket teams have been finalized for this grand cricket event. Every team looks up to the coveted trophy to be its sole goal. Here we present the finalized Pakistan World Cup-2019 team for the 12th tournament edition.

  • Sarfaraz Ahmed (Captain)

Career Highlights
Test debut: Vs Australia at Bellerive, Oval, Jan 14, 2010
Last Test: Vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Jan 11, 2019
ODI debut: Vs India at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Nov 18, 2007
Last ODI: Vs England at Headingley, May 19, 2019
T20 debut: Vs England at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Feb 19, 2010
Last T20: Vs England at Sophia Gardens, May 05, 2019
  • Fakhar Zaman

Career Highlights

Test debut: Vs Australia at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Oct 16, 2018
Last Test: Vs South Africa at Newlands, Jan 03, 2019
ODI debut: Vs South Africa at Edgbaston, Jun 07, 2017
Last ODI: Vs England at Headingley, May 19, 2019
T20 debut: Vs West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval, Mar 30, 2017
Last T20: Vs England at Sophia Gardens, May 05, 2019
  • Babar Azam

Career Highlights

Test debut: Vs West Indies at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Oct 13, 2016
Last Test: Vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Jan 11, 2019
ODI debut: Vs Zimbabwe at Ghaddafi Stadium, May 31, 2015
Last ODI: Vs England at Headingley, May 19, 2019
T20 debut: Vs England at Emirates Old Trafford, Sep 07, 2016
Last T20: Vs England at Sophia Gardens, May 05, 2019
The Pakistan World Cup 2019 Squad: United We Stand And Perform!
The Pakistan World Cup 2019 Squad

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  • Imam-ul-Haq

Career Highlights

Test debut: Vs Ireland at The Village, May 11, 2018

Last Test: Vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Jan 11, 2019
ODI debut: Vs Sri Lanka at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Oct 18, 2017
Last ODI: Vs England at Trent Bridge, May 17, 2019
T20 debut: Vs England at Sophia Gardens, May 05, 2019
Last T20: Vs England at Sophia Gardens, May 05, 2019
  • Asif Ali

Career Highlights
ODI debut: Vs Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club, Jul 13, 2018
Last ODI: Vs England at Headingley, May 19, 2019
T20 debut: Vs West Indies at National Stadium, Apr 01, 2018
Last T20: Vs England at Sophia Gardens, May 05, 2019
  • Mohammad Hafeez

Career Highlights

Test debut: Vs Bangladesh at National Stadium, Aug 20, 2003
Last Test: Vs New Zealand at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Dec 03, 2018
ODI debut: Vs Zimbabwe at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Apr 03, 2003
Last ODI: Vs England at Headingley, May 19, 2019
T20 debut: Vs England at County Ground, Aug 28, 2006
Last T20: Vs New Zealand at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Nov 04, 2018
IPL Debut: Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Apr 18, 2008
Last IPL: Vs Delhi Capitals at Feroz Shah Kotla, May 22, 2008
  • Shoaib Malik

Career Highlights

Test debut: Vs Bangladesh at Multan Cricket Stadium, Aug 29, 2001
Last Test: Vs England at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Nov 01, 2015
ODI debut: Vs West Indies at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Oct 14, 1999
Last ODI: Vs England at Headingley, May 19, 2019
T20 debut: Vs England at County Ground, Aug 28, 2006
Last T20: Vs South Africa at SuperSport Park, Feb 06, 2019
IPL Debut: Vs Deccan Chargers at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Apr 22, 2008
Last IPL: Vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Feroz Shah Kotla, May 22, 2008
  • Haris Sohail

Career Highlights

Test debut: Vs Sri Lanka at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Sep 28, 2017
Last Test: Vs New Zealand at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Dec 03, 2018
ODI debut: Vs West Indies at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Jul 19, 2013
Last ODI: Vs England at County Ground, May 14, 2019
T20 debut: Vs West Indies at Arnos Vale Ground, Jul 28, 2013
Last T20: Vs England at Sophia Gardens, May 05, 2019
  • Shadab Khan

Career Highlights

Test debut: Vs West Indies at Kensington Oval, Apr 30, 2017
Last Test: Vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Jan 11, 2019
ODI debut: Vs West Indies at Providence Stadium, Apr 07, 2017
Last ODI: Vs South Africa at Newlands, Jan 30, 2019
T20 debut: Vs West Indies at Kensington Oval, Mar 26, 2017
Last T20: Vs South Africa at SuperSport Park, Feb 06, 2019
  • Imad Wasim

Career Highlights

ODI debut: Vs Sri Lanka at R. Premadasa Stadium, Jul 19, 2015
Last ODI: Vs England at Headingley, May 19, 2019
T20 debut: Vs Zimbabwe at Ghaddafi Stadium, May 24, 2015
Last T20: Vs England at Sophia Gardens, May 05, 2019
  • Mohammad Amir

Career Highlights

Test debut: Vs Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium, Jul 04, 2009
Last Test: Vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Jan 11, 2019
ODI debut: Vs Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Jul 30, 2009
Last ODI: Vs England at Kennington Oval, May 08, 2019
T20 debut: Vs England at Kennington Oval, Jun 07, 2009
Last T20: Vs South Africa at SuperSport Park, Feb 06, 2019
  • Wahab Riaz

Career Highlights

Test debut: Vs England at Kennington Oval, Aug 18, 2010
Last Test: Vs Australia at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Oct 07, 2018
ODI debut: Vs Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura Stadium, Feb 02, 2008
Last ODI: Vs India at Edgbaston, Jun 04, 2017
T20 debut: Vs Bangladesh at National Stadium, Apr 20, 2008
Last T20: Vs West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval, Apr 02, 2017
  • Hasan Ali

Career Highlights

Test debut: Vs West Indies at Windsor Park, May 10, 2017
Last Test: Vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Jan 11, 2019
ODI debut: Vs Ireland at The Village, Aug 18, 2016
Last ODI: Vs England at Headingley, May 19, 2019
T20 debut: Vs England at Emirates Old Trafford, Sep 07, 2016
Last T20: Vs England at Sophia Gardens, May 05, 2019
  • Shaheen Afridi

Career Highlights

Test debut: Vs New Zealand at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Dec 03, 2018
Last Test: Vs South Africa at Newlands, Jan 03, 2019
ODI debut: Vs Afghanistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Sep 21, 2018
Last ODI: Vs England at Headingley, May 19, 2019
T20 debut: Vs West Indies at National Stadium, Apr 03, 2018
Last T20: Vs England at Sophia Gardens, May 05, 2019
  • Mohammad Hasnain

Career Highlights

ODI debut: Vs Australia at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Mar 24, 2019
Last ODI: Vs England at Headingley, May 19, 2019
T20 debut: Vs England at Sophia Gardens, May 05, 2019
Last T20: Vs England at Sophia Gardens, May 05, 2019

Prospects For Pakistan World Cup-2019 Team

Team Pakistan’s Undying Tradition

As always, it’s a question of Pakistan’s performance on the day. More or less the men in the green kit have proved to be the most unpredictable group. In a certain match, you’d find them excel in all departments of the game, making the opposition bite the dust. Conversely, a seemingly potent Pakistani side would turn up with a topsy-turvy performance, leaving the opponents as happy as a lark. So, this time around would it be the disorderly, confounding team that scraped through the 2017 Champions Trophy group? Or the chaotic, baffling side that gloriously rollicked past England and India in the semi-finals and final of the same contest? Your guess is as good as ours, though a lack of strength at the top of the order is a concern.

Pakistan’s Wayward ODI Performance: Missing The Target?

Pakistan's Wayward ODI Performance

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The Indo-Pak Vintage Cricket Rivalry

History bears testimony to the fact that cricketing clash of any form between the two nations is always beyond a conventional head-on contention. For ones who have followed the Indo-Pakistan rivalry over the years will be aware of this important fact. Nearly all cricketing action happening between the sub-continental giants is usually less about cricket and seem to be inclined more towards the non-sports related pressures of those times. The game of cricket in many minds takes a back seat when both these sides collide. Players not only have to worry about their own and their team’s performances. They also receive incessant pressure from the media, fans, crowds, and relatives who are all urging them to defeat the opposition, whatever it takes.

All Is Bad That Ends Badly

The last ODI series that Team Pakistan played was against England this very month. For the Pakistan World Cup-2019 team, the series aimed at pre-tournament drill for the green shirts. Moreover, getting accustomed to the climatic conditions, pitch and field status was in view, too. But, what happened resulted in more defamation of our national team. Sadly enough, the series that culminated in a total disaster for us serves as a prelude to our upcoming World Cup venture. Our level of preparations for the mega event seems to be hovering around halfhearted, non-directional approach. Is it that Pakistan World Cup squad has turned all too predictable towards the gloomier side of it?

Tackling The Team’s Troubles Timely

The Expert Miandad Nails It!

Whoever would be more relevant and precise to pinpoint the real problems of Pakistan World Cup squad and their probable solutions than our veteran, the great Javed Miandad. “Let’s be honest, there is always pressure when Pakistan meets its opponents in the field of sport.”, remarked Miandad. “But as professional sportsmen, we all know that any anxiety or pressure that is placed on us before the game disappears once the first ball is bowled.”

Training Session With The Coach: Mentoring For The Better!

Training Session With The Coach

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What Needs To Be Done?

All sides in this global tournament are coming with a view to returning home with the World Cup trophy under their belt. If there are players who cannot bear up with the tournament’s pressure, they should not be part of the squad. Quite naturally, everyone is expected to feel that they have a fair chance to win the World Cup. The true difference will be how well the contending sides plan their innings and what players they pick. Furthermore, all strategies will need to be brushed up as the state of the game changes with each bowl and each stroke. Flexibility in both batting orders and bowling resources is sure to play a vital role in which side emerges as the eventual winner.

For one thing, rankings and other former records will hardly count when the World Cup 2019 commences.

 

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