Legendary cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq, who currently serves as chief selector of the Pakistan selection committee, recently unveiled his picks for the all-time Pakistan World Cup XI. An interesting choice of players opted by the former World Cup winner, Inzamam finalized a nice blend of vintage heroes and cricketers from the later generations.
The top order of Inzamam’s team is filled with the legends of yesteryears as Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas and Javed Miandad fill the slots upfront. Predictably, Inzamam has gone for the charismatic Imran Khan as the leader of the side, the only Pakistani captain to date to have won the ICC World Cup.
Intriguingly, the 49-year-old has selected Kamran Akmal as wicketkeeper ahead of Moin Khan. He has also picked Shahid Afridi in his esteemed playing XI, batting him at a very low position of no.9. This is done particularly in light of Afridi’s mediocre batting record in World Cups but tremendous bowling performances in the 2011 event.
Inzamam’s team: Saeed Anwar, Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad, Mohammad Yousuf, Imran Khan (c), Kamran Akmal (wk), Saqlain Mushtaq, Shahid Afridi, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis.