Pakistan Cricket Team Playing XI (ODI)

Maryam Yasmeen

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Pakistan Cricket Team Players-List, Captain, Matches Schedule

The Pakistan national cricket team has represented Pakistan at international level since 1952. It is under the control of PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board). PCB is a full member of ICC (International cricket council). In 1952, Pakistan was given Test status. In ODI ranking, Pakistan stands at number 2.

First ODI 

On February 11, 1973, Pakistan team played the 1st ODI against New Zealand at Lancaster Park, Christchurch.

First Test 

On October 18, 1952, the Pakistan team played the 1st Test against India at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.

First T20I 

On August 28, 2006, Pakistan team played 1st T20I against England at the Bristol County Ground, Bristol.

International Performance of National Cricket Team

  • In 1992, Pakistan international cricket team won 1st ICC world cup.
  • In 2000, the Pakistan team won the Asia cup.
  • In 2009, Pakistan won the T20 World Cup.
  • In 2012, the National team won the Asia Cup.
  • In 2017, Pakistan won the ICC Test Championship.
International Performance of National Cricket Team

Pakistan Cricket Team Player List and Role 

Pakistan National Team player list has been announced by PCB. Here’s a complete list of Pakistan team players

Players List

Babar AzamCaptain 
Shadab KhanVice Captain–Bowling All-rounder
Mohammad RizwanWicket Keeper-Batsman
Haris RaufWicket Keeper-Batsman 
Fakhar ZamanOpener 
Iftikhar AhmedMiddle Order Player 
Naseem ShahPacer 
Salman Ali AghaPacer 
Shaheen Shah AfridiPacer 
Usama MirLeg Spinner

Pakistan Cricket Team Player-Overview

Now let’s overview the achievements and traits of Pakistan’s Cricket team.

Babar Azam 

Mohammad Babar Azam is the Captain of the National Cricket Team of Pakistan. He is one of the finest cricket players of the Pakistan cricket team. Moreover, he is a top-order batsman and known for his level-headed attitude and discipline. Additionally, he is also the captain of Peshawar Zalmi in PSL. His ranking as a batter in three cricket formats is as follows:

  • ODIs 1st 
  • T20Is 3rd 
  • Tests 5th 

After Quinton De Kock, he is the 2nd quickest to score ODI tons. The highest current individual score by Babar Azam is 122 against South Africa. In ODI, with the strike rate of 89, Babar Azam averages 59. 

Personal Info

FULL NAME                                                DATE of BIRTH  
Mohammad Babar Azam                           October 15, 1994, Lahore, Punjab               
29 Years                                                         Batter
BOWLING STYLE                                        BATTING STYLE
Right arm Off break                                    Right hand Bat
Marital status

Career Information

First TestAgainst West Indies in October 13, 2016
First ODIAgainst Zimbabwe in May 31, 2015
First T20Against England in September 07, 2016

Facts about Babar Azam

In the year of 2022 Babar Azam awarded as:

  • ICC Cricketer of the Year
  • At the age of 28, Babar Azam was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz on 23rd March 2023.
  • ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year
  • Captain of the ICC Men’s ODI Team
  • Win the title of ICC Player of the Month for March 2022
Facts about Babar Azam

Shadab Khan

An all rounder and leg break bowler, Shadab khan is vice captain and best T20I bowler of Pakistan national cricket team. In PSL, he was the captain of Islamabad United. Above all, he is one of the best fielders of the national team. 

He is best with both batting and bowling. In 53 matches, Shadab Khan took 70 wickets with 5 economy rate in ODI. Throughout his cricket career, khan has played 6 Test, 62 ODI and 98 T20 matches and ranked at 49th position in ODI bowling ranking.

Primary Info

FULL NAME                                                 DATE of BIRTH
Shadab khan                                     October 04, 1998
AGE                                                              PLAYING ROLE 
25 years                                                      All Rounder
BOWLING STYLE                                        BATTING STYLE
Right-arm leg break                     Right-handed 
Marital status

Career Information

First TestAgainst West Indies in April 30, 2017
First ODIAgainst West Indies in April 07, 2017
First T20Against West Indies in March 26, 2017

Facts about Shadab Khan

 In Shahdab’ top records includes

  • 1st male cricket to take 100 wickets in T20I from Pakistan
  • Runner up of Asia cup 2022
  • Runner up of T20 World cup 2022
  • Winner of champion trophy in 2017
Facts About Shadab Khan

Mohammad Rizwan

Muhammad Rizwan has been the international representative of Pakistan team since 2015. He is the Vice Captain of the National Cricket Team in Test matches. He captains Multan Sultan in the PSL.

If we talk about quick scorer batsman in Pakistan, Muhammad Rizwan’s name will be on top. Muhammad Rizwan is the wicket keeper from Pakistan team. In T20I, the leading scorer Rizwan scored 1326 runs in 26 innings at an average of 73.66.

Rizwan has performed in 28 Test matches, 63 ODI and 85 T20 matches in his entire cricket history. His ranking in ICC batting is 55th in ODI and 2nd in T20 format. 

Primary Info

FULL NAME                                                  DATE of BIRTH
Muhammad Rizwan                               June 01, 1992
AGE                                                              PLAYING ROLE 
31 years                                              Wicket Keeper, Batsman
BOWLING STYLE                                    BATTING STYLE
 Right arm bowler                                        Right-handed

Career Information

First TestAgainst New Zealand in November 25, 2016
First ODIAgainst Bangladesh in April 17, 2015
First T20Against Bangladesh in April 24, 2015

Facts about Muhamad Rizwan

  • Only player who score 2000 runs in T20s
  • He played the highest partnership from Pakistan along with Babar Azam of 197 runs in 3rd T20I.
  • 1st Wicket Keeper to score century in T20I for Pakistan
  • In 2021, he awarded as Most Valuable Cricketer of PCB

Shaheen Shah Afridi

Shaheen Shah Afridi is the international cricketer from Pakistan National Team. He is one of the best bowlers in the cricket world. More than that, he is also captain of Lahore Qalandars in PSL. Under his captaincy, Lahore Qalandars won in two consecutive seasons of PSL 2022, 2023. He is the 1st ever player from Pakistan who won the Garfield Sobers Trophy. 

Shaheen has scaringly infinite potential. He has a single weapon to swing the ball towards playing right handed batsman. Most of the times, he proves a nightmare for openers due to his skill of having wicket in early over’s of the match. It would be exciting to see Shaheen Shah Afridi performing like an eagle in the Asia Cup.

Till now, Shaheen Afridi has played 27 Test, 42 ODI and 52 T20 matches in his career. According to ICC ranking, he stands at 4th position in ODI and 16th in T20. 

Primary Info

FULL NAME                                                  DATE of BIRTH 
Shaheen Shah Afridi                             April 06, 2000
AGE                                                              PLAYING ROLE
23 years                                                        Bowler
BOWLING STYLE                                        BATTING STYLE 
 Left Arm Fast Bowler                           Left Handed Batter
Riaz Afridi (Brother), Shahid Afridi (Father-In-Law)

Career Information

First TestAgainst New Zealand in December 03, 2018
First ODIAgainst Afghanistan in September 21, 2018
First T20Against West Indies in April 03, 2018

Facts about Shaheen Shah Afridi

  • He was made DSP in KPK police as goodwill ambassador in 2022
  • In his opening match, he took three wickets for the loss of 27 runs.
  • In the PSL season, playing against Multan Sultan he got 5 wickets for 4 runs.
  • He is the youngest bowler to take 5 wickets in the world cup.
  • In 2021, Shaheen took 78 wickets in 36 matches.
  • Fast-bowler legend Dale Steyn praised shaheen by saying “Shaheen’s wrist is amazing!”
  • In 2021, he was awarded PCB’s Impactful performance of the year award.
  • He is also named as “The Eagle” due to his ability of generating bounce and pace in cricket matches. 

Haris Rauf

Haris Rauf was born on November 07, 1993. He is an all-rounder with right-handed batting style and a fast bowler. In 2020, he started his international career with the Pakistan cricket team. In September 2020, he made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe. He is the 1st Pakistani who took a hat-trick in the BBL.

To date, Haris Rauf has played 1 Test match, 27 ODI and 62 T20 matches. In his bowling career, Haris ICC ranking number is 29th in ODI and 11th in T20. 

Primary Info

FULL NAME                                                 DATE of BIRTH 
Haris Rauf                                                November 07, 1993
AGE                                                              PLAYING ROLE 
29 years                                                     Bowler
BOWLING STYLE                                    BATTING STYLE 
Right hand batter                             Right Arm Fast Bowler 
Marital status

Career Information

First TestAgainst England in December 01, 2022
First ODIAgainst Zimbabwe in October 30, 2020
First T20Against Bangladesh in January 24, 2020

Fakhar Zaman

Fakhar Zaman is a player of Pakistan national cricket team. He was born on April 10, 1990 in Katlang, KPK, Pakistan. 

A Pakistani cricketer, Fakhar Zaman came to limelight when he made a century in ICC Champions Trophy 2017. He joined the Pakistan National Team in 2017. 

In 65 ODI matches, he averages 45 with a strike rate of 90. He is the 1st Pakistani batsman who scored double-ton in ODI with 210 score in single ODI

As of 2023, Fakhar Zaman has shown his skills in 3 Test matches, 76 ODI and 76 T2O matches. His ODI ranking is 7th and 93rd in T20. 

Primary Info

FULL NAME                                                 DATE of BIRTH
Fakhar Zaman                                          April 10, 1990
AGE                                                              PLAYING ROLE
33 years                                                   batter-opener
BOWLING STYLE                                        BATTING STYLE 
Slow Left arm Orthodox                     Left handed Batter

Career Information

First TestAgainst Australia in October 16, 2018
First ODIAgainst South Africa in June 07, 2017
First T20Against West Indies in March 30, 2017

Facts about Fakhar Zaman 

  • 1st Pakistani batsman to score a double century in ODI, on July 20, 2018
  • Fastest batsman to make 1,000 run score in ODIs
  • Highest individual scorer with 193 runs in ODI
  • 2nd batsman who scored 2000 run in PSL
  • While playing against Netherlands, he was ruled out from event due to knee injury in ICC Men’s T20 World cup 


Imam-ul-Haq was born in Lahore, on December 22, 1995. He is renowned for his dazzling stroke play. He is a sharp ring fielder and middle-order batsman. 

Throughout his career, Imam has played 23 Tests, 65 ODI and 2 T20 matches. In his ODI matches, he has hit 30 sixes and 229 fours.

Primary Info

FULL NAME                                                 DATE of BIRTH 
 Imam-ul-Haq                                          December 22, 1995
AGE                                                              PLAYING ROLE
27 years                                                            Batter
BOWLING STYLE                                        BATTING STYLE 
 Right Arm Leg Break                             Left Hand Batter
Inzamam-ul-Haq (Uncle), Ibtasam-ul-Haq (Cousin) 

Career Information

First TestAgainst Ireland in May 11, 2018
First ODIAgainst Sri Lanka in October 18, 2017
First T20Against England in May 05, 2019

Facts about Imam-ul-Haq

  • 2nd batsman for Pakistan who scored ODI century on debut in 2017
  • 2nd fastest batsman who scored 1000 run in ODIs
  • 10th Pakistani batter who scored century in two matches of test format
  • His highest average batting inning is 51.30 

Naseem Abbas Shah 

Naseem Shah is a Pakistani cricketer who was born on February 15, 2003. He is the 9th youngest player who played against Australia in the test series in 2019 when he was only 16 years old. He is the 2nd youngest bowler and pace bowler who took five wickets in test format.

With an economy rate of 5, he has taken 18 wickets in just 5 ODI matches. His bowling speed is 140 km/h with strike rate of 15 approx.

This youngest player has played 17 Test, 13 ODI and 19 T20 matches till now. He is ranked 34th number in T20 and 68th in ODI.

Primary Info 

FULL NAME                                                 DATE of BIRTH 
Naseem Abbas Shah                                February 15, 2003
AGE                                                              PLAYING ROLE
20 years                                                           Bowler 
BOWLING STYLE                                        BATTING STYLE 
Right-Arm Fast Bowler                              Right-Handed
Brother of Husain shah 

Career Information

First TestAgainst Australia in November 21, 2019
First ODIAgainst Netherlands in August 16, 2022
First T20Against India in August 28, 2022

Facts about Naseem Abbas Shah 

  • Youngest bowler who hit hat-trick in Test format
  • While playing against Afghanistan in September 2022, he hit 2 sixes and help Pakistan to qualify in final
  • In 2022, he was ruled out from event due to shoulder injury
  • Runner up T20 World cup in 2022 Australia 
Facts About Naseem Abbas Shah

Salman Ali Agha

Salman Ali is an international cricket player who was born on November 23, 1993. He is a middle-order batter with a right arm off-break bowling style. 

Salman is also named “Agha Salman”. He plays for Lahore Qalandars in PSL. In July 2022, he made his debut while playing for Pakistan team. He was named in the Pakistan ODI team against England. According to Salman’s Cricket stats, he has played 9 Test and 17 ODI matches. Currently, he is ranked 35th ICC Test ranking.

Primary Info

FULL NAME                                                 DATE of BIRTH
 Salman Ali Agha                                  November 23, 1993
AGE                                                              PLAYING ROLE
29 years                                                      All Rounder 
BOWLING STYLE                                        BATTING STYLE
 Right Arm Off-Break                               Right-Handed
6 feet 0 inches 

Usama Mir

Usama Mir is a Pakistan cricket team player, born December 23, 1995 in Sialkot, Pakistan. He bats with right handed and leg spinner bowler. He played his ODI debut match against New Zealand January 09, 2023 at National Stadium, Karachi.

Usama has the ability to extract extra bounce from the wicket due to his tall frame. More than that, he has played 8 ODI matches in his whole ODI career. According to stats, he has hit 3 sixes and 2 fours in his ODI career.

Usama Mir is a tall leg spinner bowler of Pakistan cricket. He plays for central Punjab as leg spinner. In January 2023, he made his ODI debut against New Zealand. He took 10 wickets in ODI and 54 in T20. He has deceptive googly. 

Primary Info

FULL NAME                                                  DATE of BIRTH
 Usama Mir                                               December 23, 1995
AGE                                                              PLAYING ROLE
27 YEARS                                                  Bowler 
BOWLING STYLE                                        BATTING STYLE
Right-arm leg spinner                         Right handed batter
6 feet 3 inches

Iftikhar Ahmed

Iftikhar Ahmed is the part of Pakistan cricket team and was born on September 03, 1990 in Peshawar, Pakistan. 

To date, he has performed in 4 Tests, 17 ODI and 49 T20 matches in his cricket history. He is a player of Peshawar Zalmi. He is the top order batsman of Pakistan. Prior to that, he was ranked at 34th position in ICC T20 ranking.

Primary Info

FULL NAME                                            DATE of BIRTH 
Iftikhar Ahmed                                      September 03, 1990
AGE                                                              PLAYING ROLE
33 Years                                                Middle Order Batter
BOWLING STYLE                                      BATTING STYLE
Right Arm Off Break                             Right Handed Batter

Career Information

First TestIn August 11, 2016 Against England
First ODIIn November 13, 2015 Against England
First T20In March 04, 2016 Against Sri Lanka

So, this was the complete information about Pakistan cricket squad players and their roles in the team. Hopefully, these details would be useful for all the national cricket team supporters. keep visiting this page for more updates about cricket.

List of Pakistan team players for ODI format.

Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-Ul-Haq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Usama Mir are the 11 player who are going to perform in Asia cup 2023. 

Who is the opening batsman for the Pakistan cricket team?

Fakhar Zaman and Imam-Ul-Haq will be opening batsmen for Asia cup 2023.

Who is the captain of the Pakistan team?

Babar Azam will be the captain of Pakistan cricket team.

Who is the wicket-keeper for the Pakistan team?

Muhammad Rizwan will play his role as wicket-keeper in Asia cup 2023.

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