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Pakistan World Cup Squad | Team & Players Complete Analysis | Records

PCB selection committee has announced Pakistan 2015 World Cup squad. The selection of final 15 for Grand-Event is one of the toughest jobs for the selection committee. This is for the first time; experts believe that team is selected on merit basis. Now Pakistan have to fight with selected 15 “Shaheens” the difference of opinion over selection should be ignored for the betterment of Pakistan Cricket. Before the grand event, ICC has done crackdown on Pakistan’s’ premium spinners and banned Saeed Ajmal and Hafeez on illegal action. Hafeez has been selected in final squad as batsmen, whereas Saeed Ajmal’s dream of playing World cup has been shattered badly by ICC.

Pakistan World Cup Squad
S.No
Squad
Age
Role
1
Misbah Ul Haq ©
40
Batsmen
2
Younas Khan
37
Batsmen
3
M. Hafeez
34
Batsmen
4
Shahid Afridi
34
Allrounder
5
Muhammad Irfan
32
Fast-Bowler
6
Sohail Khan
30
Fast-Bowler
7
Wahab Riaz
29
Fast-Bowler
8
Yasir Shah
28
Spinner
9
Sohaib Maqsood
27
Batsmen
10
Sarfaraz Ahmed
27
(WK) Batsmen
11
Harris Sohail
25
Allrounder
12
Junaid Khan
25
Fast-Bowler
13
Umar Akmal
24
Batsmen
14
Ahmed Shehzad
23
Batsmen
15
Ehsan Adil
21
Fast-Bowler
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Ehsan Adil (21) is the Youngest and Misbah-ul-haq (40) is the oldest player in Pakistan World Cup Squad. Pakistan team is a mix of senior and junior players. Shehzad, Akmal, Harris, Junaid and Ehsan adil are the five players; who are 25 or below in age. The average age of Pakistan Cricket squad is 29. Shahid Afridi, Hafeez, Younas and Misbah-ul-haq are the most senior players. Pakistan has gone with 7 specialist batsmen, 2 all-rounder and 6 bowlers (1 Spinner and 5 Pacers). 
Pakistan Batting Stats
Player
Matches
Runs
Ave
HS
50's
100's
Shahid Afridi
389
7870
23.49
124
38
6
Younas Khan
259
7177
31.75
144
48
7
Misbah Ul Haq ©
153
4669
42.83
96*
37
0
M. Hafeez
153
4456
30.94
140*
10
7
Umar Akmal
102
2732
35.94
102*
6
1
Ahmed Shehzad
56
1915
34.81
124
9
6
Sohaib Maqsood
18
572
35.75
89*
4
0
Sarfaraz Ahmed
34
455
25.27
65
1
0
Wahab Riaz
47
326
12.07
47*
0
0
Harris Sohail
9
280
40
85*
2
0
Junaid Khan
48
51
5.1
25
0
0
Muhammad Irfan
38
39
4.33
12
0
0
Ehsan Adil
2
10
5*
5*
0
0
Sohail Khan
5
4
4
4
0
0
Yasir Shah
1
0
-
-
-
-
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Shahid Afridi is the most senior player of Pakistan both in terms of matches played and runs scored. M.Hafeez and Younas khan have scored seven 100’s.  Younas Khan has scored most number of half-centuries (48). Misbah-ul-haq has the best batting average among all selected players 42.83. Five players have a batting average of 30+. 
Overall Batting Stats
Matches
Runs
50's
100's
1314
30556
155
27

Collectively, Pakistani players have played 1314 matches and scored 30556 runs. Total number of fifties are 155, whereas total number of hundreds are 27. The batsmen average of top 8 players is 32.6. These stats indicate that Pakistan batting has the tendency to score 240+ runs in every match. 
Individual Bowling Stats
Player
Matches
Wickets
Avg
5w
Best
Shahid Afridi
389
391
33.89
9
 7/12
M. Hafeez
153
122
35.02
0
 3/17
Junaid Khan
48
75
25.9
0
 4/12
Wahab Riaz
47
61
32.09
1
 5/46
Muhammad Irfan
38
54
29.51
0
 4/33
Harris Sohail
9
6
36.16
0
 3/45
Sohail Khan
5
6
33.16
0
 3/30
Younas Khan
259
3
90.33
0
 1/3
Yasir Shah
1
2
25.5
0
 2/51
Ahmed Shehzad
56
1
111
0
 1/22
Ehsan Adil
2
1
49
0
 1/32
Umar Akmal
102
0
-
-
-
Sohaib Maqsood
18
0
-
-
-
Misbah Ul Haq ©
153
0
-
-
-
Sarfaraz Ahmed
34
0
-
-
-
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Without any surprise Shahid Khan Afridi is the most wickets taking bowler for Pakistan. Hafeez is the second most wickets taking bowler, but he will not bowl in WC due to his illegal action. Junaid Khan has the best bowling average of 25.9. Afridi has the best bowling figures of 7/12 against Westindies.
Afridi Vs Team
Afridi Wickets
14 Bowler Wickets
391
331

Afridi has taken 391 wickets in his career. The entire team wickets when combined collectively are less than of Afridi wickets. Boom Boom Afridi will play a vital role for Pakistan in World Cup; both with bat and ball.
ICC Batting Rankings
Players
ICC Batting Ranking
Misbah Ul Haq ©
14
Ahmed Shehzad
18
M. Hafeez
22
Umar Akmal
32
Shahid Afridi
44
Sohaib Maqsood
82
Younas Khan
89
Sarfaraz Ahmed
Not Among Top 100
Wahab Riaz
Not Among Top 100
Harris Sohail
Not Among Top 100
Junaid Khan
Not Among Top 100
Muhammad Irfan
Not Among Top 100
Ehsan Adil
Not Among Top 100
Sohail Khan
Not Among Top 100
Yasir Shah
Not Among Top 100
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None of Pakistani players are among top 10 players list. Misbah is on 14, Shehzad on 18, Hafeez on 22, Akmal on 32 and Afridi on 44. The ICC batting ranking shows that Pakistan has fragile batting line-up. 
ICC Bowling Rankings
Players
ICC Bowling Ranking
Shahid Afridi
7
M. Hafeez
14
Younas Khan
Not Among Top 100
Misbah Ul Haq ©
Not Among Top 100
Umar Akmal
Not Among Top 100
Ahmed Shehzad
Not Among Top 100
Sohaib Maqsood
Not Among Top 100
Sarfaraz Ahmed
Not Among Top 100
Wahab Riaz
Not Among Top 100
Harris Sohail
Not Among Top 100
Junaid Khan
Not Among Top 100
Muhammad Irfan
Not Among Top 100
Ehsan Adil
Not Among Top 100
Sohail Khan
Not Among Top 100
Yasir Shah
Not Among Top 100
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According to ICC, Afridi is the only Pakistani bowler who is among the list of top 10 bowlers. Hafeez is on number 14 spot, but he is suspended due to illegal bowling action. Except Afridi and Hafeez none of Pakistani bowlers have managed to fall among top 100 bowlers list.
Players Record Summary
Records
Player
Most Matches
Afridi (389)
Most Wickets
Afridi (391)
Most 50's
Y.Khan (48)
Most 100's
Hafeez& Younas (7)
Most Runs
Afridi (7870)
Best Batting Ranking
Misbah (14)
Best Bowling Ranking
Afridi (7)
Highest Score
Younas (144)
Best Bowling Figures
Afridi (7/12)
Most Man of The Match
Afridi 32
Most catches
Younas (133)
Most 6's
Afridi (342)
Most 4's
Afridi (710)
Youngest Player
Ehsan Adil (21)
Oldest Player
Misbah (40)

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Item Reviewed: Pakistan World Cup Squad | Team & Players Complete Analysis | Records Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Faisal Ahmed Siddiqui