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Pakistan surpasses Australia to become No 1 ODI team, announces Asia Cup squad

Pakistan cricket team has received a big shot in the arm ahead of the Asia Cup 2023 as they will enter the tournament as the number 1 ODI team. Pakistan crossed Australia on Saturday to become the top-ranked team in the ODI format with a rating of 118. Australia is number 2 with a rating of 118, but fewer points while India is number 3 with a rating of 113. With a boost in confidence, Team Pakistan also announced its Asia Cup 2023 squad.

Initially, the Pakistan cricket team announced a 17-member squad including crucial players like Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, etc., and later middle-order batter Saud Shakeel was also added as the 18th member of the squad. The team has named Tayyab Tahir as the traveling reserve.

“He is playing spin very well, so we included him in the Asia Cup squad,” skipper Babar Azam said after their victory in the third ODI against Afghanistan in Colombo on Saturday.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf praised the dedication and unity of the team and achieving the number 1 ODI rank. “We have Asia Cup and World Cup coming in the future, so we are determined to maintain this position and continue to excel across all formats of the game,” Ashraf said in a statement.

Pakistan is set to face Nepal at Multan Stadium in the Asia Cup 2023 opener on 30 August. The high-voltage match of India vs Pakistan is scheduled for 2 September at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, a cricket stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Pakistan squad for Asia Cup 2023

Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Saud Shakeel.

Traveling Reserve: Tayyab Tahir

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Updated: 27 Aug 2023, 03:28 PM IST

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