Pakistan at Cricket World Cup Player by Player Analysis

Pakistan at Cricket World Cup Player by Player Analysis

Pakistan at Cricket World Cup Player by Player Analysis: Pakistan has announced its 15-man World Cup squad. Misbah-ul-Haq will be serving as the leader of the team while legendary Shahid Afridi will be his vice-captain. There were numerous speculations on who should be in and who should be out? The biggest problem was the position of no. 6 and the inclusion of an all-rounder who could fight alongside Shahid Afridi.

Misbah-ul-Haq in chat with Shahid Afridi (most probably not about his captaicy).(Photo Source : ZeeNews.India).
Misbah-ul-Haq will be serving as the leader of the team while legendary Shahid Afridi will be his vice-captain. (Photo Source : ZeeNews.India).

Many names were in circulation which included former Pakistan Captain Shoaib Malik and the newbie Anwar Ali and Bilawal Bhatti. Asad Shafiq was also in contention after performing so well in the on-going Pentangular Cup. Veteran Kamran Akmal was thought to make a comeback but none of the mentioned made it to the final 15.

Fans of a specific country are very vigorous about their team’s chances in mega-events. A team’s prospect to win rests in its player’s individual performances. Like drop by drop makes a pool, player by player makes a collective team effort. We have combined the meticulous data of Pakistan’s representation at the World Cup. The stats include each player’s contribution in Australia and New Zealand as well as in previous world cups.

Most experienced in Australia/New Zealand: Shahid Afridi – 41 matches

Most experienced in World Cups:  Shahid Afridi – 20 matches

Players Performance in AUS/NZ Performance in WCs
Matches Runs Wickets Matches Runs Wickets
Misbah-ul-Haq 5 203 8 248
Ahmed Shehzad 5 188 5 44
Mohammad Hafeez 12 241 8 10 230 11
Younis Khan 15 262 16 306 0
Haris Sohail First Experience First Experience
Sohaib Maqsood First Experience First Experience
Shahid Afridi 41 891 45 20 209 28
Umar Akmal 11 281 7 240
Sarfraz Ahmed 1 6 First Experience
Ehsan Adil First Experience First Experience
Yasir Shah First Experience First Experience
Wahab Riaz 4 3 8 5 8 8
Mohammad Irfan First Experience First Experience
Junaid Khan First Experience First Experience
Sohail Khan First Experience First Experience

As many as 8 players will be making their World Cup Debut this year while Shahid Afridi will be playing his 5th World Cup. Younis Khan will be playing his forth World Cup and Mohammad Hafeez will be playing his 3rd WC. Captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Umar Akmal will be playing their 2nd World Cup.

*All the stats are updated until January 7th, 2015.