Saad Baig to Lead Pakistan in Upcoming ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup:

Saad Baig to Lead Pakistan in Upcoming ICC U19 Men's Cricket World Cup:

Lahore, 23 December 2023:

In an official announcement, Saad Baig has been appointed as the captain to lead the 15-player Pakistan U19 squad in the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup, scheduled to take place from 19 January to 11 February 2024 in South Africa.

The squad includes familiar faces Ali Asfand and Mohammad Zeeshan, both of whom represented Pakistan in the previous edition of the U19 World Cup held in West Indies in January-February 2022.

The Pakistan U19 squad comprises Saad Baig (captain and wicketkeeper), Ali Asfand (vice-captain), Ali Raza, Ahmad Hassan, Amir Hassan, Arfat Minhas, Azan Awais, Haroon Arshad, Khubaib Khalil, Mohammad Zeeshan, Naveed Ahmed Khan, Shahzaib Khan, Shamyl Hussain, Muhammad Riazullah, and Ubaid Shah.

Sohail Tanvir, Chairman of the Junior Selection Committee, expressed his congratulations to the selected players, stating, “I am confident that this well-balanced side has the capability and potential to perform well in the World Cup. While picking the team, we have considered the conditions in South Africa where the pitches are conducive to pace bowling and have aimed to cover all bases.”

The support staff for the Pakistan U19 squad includes 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).

The selected players are set to assemble for a training camp scheduled from 28 December 2023 to 6 January 2024 in Lahore.

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