Pakistan has always been the powerhouse of cricket in Asia and has won almost all global cricketing events. However, due to their performance, they have been labeled as the most unpredictable side in the global cricket arena. Based on recent shows, Pakistan is the contender to win the Asia Cup this year. Check the complete details of the Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 squad, schedule, and record.
Pakistan Asia Cup Squad 2023
Babar Azam will lead the Pakistan squad for Asia Cup 2023, with all-rounder Shadab Khan to continue as his deputy. Saud Shakeel and Abdullah Shafique have been recalled for the ODI duties along with fast bowling all-rounder Faheem Ashraf.
Shan Masood and Ihsanullah will miss out on the last squad. Fast bowler Ihsanullah is still in rehabilitation and nursing his injury, whereas Shan Masood dropped due to not cashing in on the opportunities provided lately.
The spin trio of Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, and Mohammad Nawaz has been picked, and all of them have good credentials with the bat. At the same time, the pace trio of Shaheen, Naseem, and Haris remained the core of the fast bowling department during the Asia Cup for Pakistan.
Explosive wicketkeeper batter Mohammad Haris has been picked as the second wicket-keeping option ahead of veteran Sarfaraz Ahmed, who has recently become the first-choice wicketkeeper of Pakistan in test matches.
Other regular limited-over players like Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Salman Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Waseem Junior will complete the Pakistan 2023 Asia Cup squad.
Pakistan Asia Cup Players List
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 Asia Cup Schedule 2023
Pakistan Asia Cup Group
Pakistan is placed in Group A during the Asia Cup with India and Nepal.
Pakistan Asia Cup Fixtures
Pakistan will compete in Asia Cup 2023 against Nepal at Multan to kick off Asia Cup 2023 fixtures. However, the most awaited Asia Cup match will occur on 2 September when Pakistan and India take on each other in Pallekele.
Pakistan Asia Cup Time Table 2023
|Mat #||Date||Day||Group||Description||Venue||Match Time (GMT/Local)|
|1||Aug-30||Wed||A||Pak vs Nep||Multan||10:00 AM / 03:00 PM|
|3||Sep-02||Sat||A||Pak vs Ind||Pallekele||07:30 AM / 01:00 PM|
Pakistan Schedule of Super 4 in Asia Cup
Pakistan ODI Asia Cup all-match schedule will be updated once the group stage of Asia Cup 2023 is completed.
Pakistan Asia Cup Titles
Despite being a renowned force in cricket, Pakistan only managed to win two Asia Cup titles. It also took Pakistan 16 years to have their first title as Asian champion when they won the 2000 edition and became Asian champion again in 2012. Both times, Bangladesh was hosting the event.
Pakistan Asia Cup Winning Captains
Pakistan won its first Asia Cup title in 2000 under the leadership of wicketkeeper batter Moin Khan. In contrast, their 2nd title in the Asia Cup was under the captaincy of Misbah ul Haq.
|2012||Misbah ul Haq|
Pakistan Asia Cup Records
Overall, Pakistan has a win percentage of 59 in Asia Cup history. They have won 26 games out of 45 while losing 18 times.
Pakistan India Asia Cup Results
India vs. Pakistan ODI Asia Cup record is in India’s favor as they have won seven matches, whereas Pakistan has only managed 5 wins. One match ended with no result between both sides.
|Matches||Pakistan won||India won||Draw/Tie/No result|
Pakistan Sri Lanka Asia Cup Result
Sri Laka has dominated the Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka Asia Cup record as they overcame Pakistan 10 times in 14 matches. Pakistan managed only 4 wins over Sri Lanka.
|Matches||Pakistan won||Sri Lanka won||Draw/Tie/No result|
Pakistan Bangladesh Asia Cup result
Pakistan vs. Bangladesh Asia Cup record heavily favors Pakistan with 12 wins in 13 games. Bangladesh has only managed to topple Pakistan once in Asia Cup ODI history.
|Matches||Pakistan won||Bangladesh won||Draw/Tie/No result|
Pakistan Afghanistan Asia Cup Results
Pakistan vs. Afghanistan Asia Cup record is unblemished for Pakistan as they have won 2 out of 2 games against Afghanistan.
|Matches||Pakistan won||Afghanistan won||Draw/Tie/No result|
Most Runs for Pakistan in Asia Cup History
Former Pakistan captain and all-rounder Shoaib has the most runs for Pakistan in Asia Cup history. He has scored 786 runs in 17 games at an average of 65.5. Inzamam-ul-Haq is at the second place with 591 runs in 15 games at an average of 59.
Most Wickets by Pakistan in Asia
Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has the most wickets for Pakistan in the Asia Cup; he acclaimed 25 in 12 games. Another spinner, Abdul Qadir, is in 2nd place with 17 wickets in 8 games.
|Saeed Ajmal||2008-2014||12||12||690||485||25||3 for 26||19.4||4.21||27.6||–||–|
|Abdul Qadir||1984-1988||8||8||416||251||17||3 for 15||14.76||3.62||24.47||–||–|
|Wasim Akram||1986-2000||12||12||553||297||16||4 for 19||18.56||3.22||34.56||1||–|
|Abdul Razzaq||2000-2010||11||11||452||323||16||4 for 29||20.18||4.28||28.25||1||–|
|Umar Gul||2008-2014||11||11||512||495||14||3 for 58||35.35||5.8||36.57||–||–|