For a country which suffers a lot from political instability, terrorism and other forms of insurgencies and unrest, cricket is perhaps the only element which not only brings smiles but also unites the people of Pakistan, albeit for a short time. Pakistan has not hosted an international match for a long time due to security concerns, but this has not deterred the spirits of either the players or the fans and they have continued to play with the same grit and passion.
It won’t be easy to replicate what Imran Khan and his boys achieved in ‘92, and the exclusion of Junaid Khan and Saeed Ajmal will make it all the more difficult. But having said that, one just can’t write them off because they never fail to surprise. Besides, the team have historically done its best when pushed to a corner.
Squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Irfan, Ehsan Adil, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz.
So, here is the SWOT analysis of the Pakistan cricket team.