The 2023 edition of the Asia Cup will be played in a hybrid model in Sri Lanka and Pakistan from August 30 to September 17. A total of six teams, namely India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal are going to compete in the continental tournament.
While India, Pakistan and Nepal have been placed in Group A, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are in Group B. Asia Cup 2023 will kick off with a clash between Pakistan and Nepal in Multan on August 30.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the Super Fours. The final of the tournament will be played at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Before that, let’s take a look at Pakistan’s squad, schedule, players list and much more for Asia Cup 2023:
Pakistan Schedule for Asia Cup 2023
|Date||Match Details||Venue||Time (IST)|
|August 30||Pakistan vs Nepal, 1st Match, Group A||Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan||3:30 PM|
|September 2||Pakistan vs India, 3rd Match, Group A||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele||1:00 PM|
Pakistan Squad for Asia Cup 2023
Pakistan is bringing out the big guns with Babar Azam leading the charge. They have got heavy hitters like Imam ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Agha, and Mohammad Rizwan in the batting lineup. On the other hand, their bowling lineup stars the likes of Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, and Mohammad Wasim Jr.
Mohammad Haris has been included as the backup wicketkeeper and batter for Mohammad Rizwan. As far as the spin-bowling department is concerned, Shadab Khan will lead the attack along with Mohammad Nawaz and Usama Mir.
Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 Squad: Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi.
Pakistan Players List for Asia Cup 2023
- Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Haris
- Openers: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq
- Middle Order: Babar Azam (captain), Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed
- Spin All-Rounders: Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Mohammad Nawaz
- Spinners: Usama Mir
- Pace All-Rounders: Faheem Ashraf
- Pacers: Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi