Saad Baig to Captain Pakistan U19 Squad in World Cup

Saad Baig to Captain Pakistan U19 Squad in World Cup

Saad Baig has been appointed as the captain of the Pakistan U19 squad for the upcoming ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup. The tournament is scheduled to take place in South Africa from January 19 to February 11, 2024.

The 15-member squad includes familiar faces such as Ali Asfand and Mohammad Zeeshan, both of whom showcased their skills in the previous 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.

Expressing his confidence in the team’s abilities, Chairman of the Junior Selection Committee, Sohail Tanvir, stated, “I want to congratulate the 15 players who have made it into the squad for South Africa, and 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 team 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).

To prepare for the challenging tournament, the selected players will gather for a training camp in Lahore from December 28, 2023, to January 6, 2024.