Pakistan in 2015 World Cup

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The Pakistan cricket team ended their 2015 World Cup with a defeat to hosts Australia in the quarter-finals. The team was in Pool B of the tournament. Pakistan is led by its skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, who retired from One Day Internationals at the end of the tournament. Former bowling great Waqar Younis was the coach of team. All-rounder Shahid Afridi also retired from ODI format at the end of the tournament.

Prior to the start of the World Cup, Pakistan suffered a set back as its fast bowler Junaid Khan had failed a fitness test and had to withdraw from the World Cup squad.

Opening batsman Sarfraz Ahmed was the only Pakistani batsman to score a century in the World Cup. Pace bowler Wahab Riaz claimed 16 wickets.

Squad

The following are the players in the 15-member squad of Pakistan who played in the tournament.

Fixtures

  • Feb 9, 2015 : vs Bangladesh (warm-up) - won by 3 wickets
  • Feb 11, 2015 : vs England (warm-up) - won by 4 wickets
  • Feb 15, 2015 : vs India at Adelaide Oval - lost by 76 runs
  • Feb 21, 2015 : vs West Indies at Hagley Oval, Christchurch - lost by 150 runs
  • Mar 1, 2015 : vs Zimbabwe at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane - won by 20 runs
  • Mar 4, 2015 : vs United Arab Emirates at McLean Park, Napier - won by 129 runs
  • Mar 7, 2015 : vs South Africa at Eden Park, Auckland - won by 29 runs (D/L method)
  • Mar 15, 2015 : vs Ireland at Adelaide Oval - won by 7 wickets
  • Mar 20, 2015: Quarterfinals - vs Australia at Adelaide Oval - lost by 6 wickets

Timeline

Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq blamed the humilitating defeat against West Indies on his players. He conceded that his side has flopped in all the three departments. 21Feb2015

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