12 similarities between Pakistan’s 1992 and 2015 World Cup squad that will blow your mind!

Published: January 17, 2015
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Pakistan lifts the 1992 World Cup trophy.

World Cup 2015 squad reveal new Pakistan kit. PHOTO: TWITTER Pakistan lifts the 1992 World Cup trophy.

Here are some of the similarities between Pakistan’s 1992 and 2015 World Cup squad that most of us are not aware of:

1. Venue

1992: Australia- New Zealand

2015: Australia- New Zealand

2. Captain

Imran Khan Niazi of Mianwali (1992)

Misbahul Haq Niazi of Mianwali (2015)

3. Captain’s injury

In 1992, Pakistan’s captain, Imran Khan entered the tournament with an injury.

In 2015, Misbahul Haq has also sustained an injury just before the World Cup.

4. Surprise all-rounder

Ijaz Ahmed (1992)

Haris Sohail (2015)

5. Opener who can also bowl

Amir Sohail (1992)

Mohammad Hafeez (2015)

6. Two leg-spinners in the squad

Mushtaq Ahmed and Iqbal Sikander (1992)

Shahid Afridi and Yasir Shah (2015)

7. Middle-order batsman 

Inzamamul Haq, Multan (1992)

Sohaib Maqsood, Multan (2015)

8. Aggressive middle-order batsman

Salim Malik, Lahore (1992)

Umar Akmal, Lahore (2015)

9. Opening batsman 

Rameez Raja, Lahore (1992)

Ahmed Shehzad, Lahore (2015)

10. Wicket-keeper who loves to sweep

Moin Khan, Karachi (1992)

Sarfraz Ahmed, Karachi (2015)

11. Experienced middle-order batsman

Javed Miandad, Karachi (1992)

Younus Khan, Karachi (2015)

12. Left-arm fast bowling leader of the bowling attack

Wasim Akram (1992)

Mohammad Irfan (2015)

With these similarities all we can do is hope that the outcome is the same too. Good luck team green!

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