Pakistan U19 World Cup Squad and Match Schedule Revealed

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Pakistan U19 World Cup Squad and Match Schedule Revealed
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Pakistan U19 World Cup squad has reached South Africa for the upcoming tournament, starting on January 19. Saad Baig is leading the team placed in Group D alongside Afghanistan, New Zealand, and Nepal. Pakistan has a good track record, winning the competition twice in 2004 and 2006.

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Pakistan U19 World Cup squad

  1. Saad Baig (captain and wicketkeeper)
  2. Ali Asfand (vice-captain)
  3. Ali Raza
  4. Ahmad Hassan
  5. Amir Hassan
  6. Arafat Minhas
  7. Azan Awais
  8. Haroon Arshad
  9. Khubaib Khalil
  10. Mohammad Zeeshan
  11. Naveed Ahmed Khan
  12. Shahzaib Khan
  13. Shamyl Hussain
  14. Muhammad Riazullah
  15. Ubaid Shah

Before departure, Saad Baig, the team captain, spoke to the media, highlighting their approach. He stressed the importance of not underestimating any opponent and entering each match with a solid game plan.

“Our aim is to win the World Cup, and all teams are tough competitors. We won’t take any team lightly and will play with a well-thought-out strategy,” Saad said.

Saad also emphasized team unity and the collective approach of the players. He expressed confidence in the team’s performance and their commitment to learning from mistakes.

“As the U19 team captain, it’s an honor for me. We’ll play as a united team, expecting the best from every player. Learning from our mistakes is crucial,” Saad stated.

The 15-player squad includes Ali Asfand and Mohammad Zeeshan, who had previously represented Pakistan in the U19 World Cup held in West Indies in January-February 2022.

Pakistan’s schedule includes matches against Afghanistan, Nepal, and New Zealand on January 20, 24, and 27, respectively, all in East London.

The Pakistan U19 squad comprises Saad Baig (captain and wicketkeeper), Ali Asfand (vice-captain), and other talented players alongside a dedicated support staff led by Mohammad Yousaf as the Head Coach.

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They’re geared up for the tournament, aiming to perform at their best and make their country proud.

Pakistan U19 Team Supporting Staff:

Shoaib Mohammad (Team Manager), Mohammad Yousaf (Head Coach), Rehan Riaz (Bowling Coach), Mansoor Amjad (Fielding Coach), Muhammad Masroor (Assistant Batting Coach), Umer Rashid Dar (Assistant Coach), Hafiz Naeem Ul Rasul (Team Physio), Usman Hashmi (Team Analyst) and Imran Ullah (Strength & Conditioning Coach).

Pakistan schedule

Pakistan v Afghanistan, January 20, East London

Pakistan v Nepal, January 24, East London

Pakistan v New Zealand, January 27, East London

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