Pakistan on Friday announced its 18-member squad (including three reserves) for the Cricket World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in India in October.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Selector and former national cricket team captain Inzamamul Haq announced the squad at PCB headquarters in Lahore on Friday.
With Naseem Shah injuring his shoulder in the Asia Cup, he has been left out of the squad.
He noted that since Shah had injured his shoulder during the recently concluded Asia Cup, he has been left out of the team.
In his stead, Hassan Ali has been included. Haq explained that they needed a replacement who was good with the new ball and that he believed Ali had the requisite skills.
Ali is returning to the national team for the first time since 2022, when he played against West Indies in Multan last year.
Shadaab Khan will retain the vice captain's role as Babar Azam continues to wear the captain's cap.
Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Abdullah Shafiq, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), M Wasim Jnr, Saud Shakeel, Salman Ali Agha, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usama Mir.
Mohammad Haris, Zaman Khan, Abrar Ahmed.