Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan team profile – all you need to know
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed and coach Mickey Arthur at a pre World Cup event. © AFP

The Pakistan cricket team, led by Sarfraz Ahmed, heads into the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 having won just two of 15 ODIs this year.

This run of poor form spans a 3-2 loss in South Africa, a 0-5 whitewash to Australia in the UAE and most recently a 0-4 loss to England (one ODI was washed out).

This leaves Pakistan ranked sixth in ODIs.

Under Sarfraz, Pakistan won the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy in England.

The ten-team World Cup starts May 30. Ahead of the big event, here is a lowdown on the Pakistan’s World Cup squad.

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SQUAD: Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt/wk), Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz.

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Likely starting XI: 1 Imam-ul-Haq, 2 Fakhar Zaman, 3 Babar Azam, 4 Haris Sohail/Mohammad Hafeez, 5 Shoaib Malik, 6 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt/wk), 7 Asif Ali, 8 Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, 9 Hasan Ali, 10 Mohammad Amir, 11 Shaheen Afridi

(READ: Pakistan’s record at the World Cup from 1975 to 2015)

Fixtures: May 31 vs West Indies, Nottingham; June 2 vs England, Nottingham; June 7 vs Sri Lanka, Bristol; June 12 vs Australia, Taunton; June 16 vs India, Manchester; June 23 vs South Africa, London; June 26 vs New Zealand, Birmingham; June 29 vs Afghanistan, Leeds; July 5 vs Bangladesh, London

Past record: 1975 – Eliminated in league stage; 1979 – Eliminated in semi-finals; 1983 – Eliminated in semi-finals; 1987 – Eliminated in semi-finals; 1992 – Winners; 1996 – Eliminated in quarter-finals; 1999 – Runners-up; 2003 – Eliminated in league stage; 2007 – Eliminated in league stage; 2011 – Eliminated in semi-finals; 2015 – Eliminated in quarter-finals

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Most runs: Javed Miandad (1083)

Most wickets: Wasim Akram (55)

For a full list of all World Cup fixtures, click HERE.