LAHORE Zeeshan Ashraf will lead Pakistan team in the Hockey World Cup as the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) named quad on Saturday. The governments clearance is still awaited though for the tournament starting from February 28 in New Delhi. There were no major surprises in the squad with the same set of players being retained for the World Cup who recently played in a qualifying tournament in France and in a Challenge Cup event in Argentina. Pakistan will open their World Cup campaign on February 28 against arch-rivals India. The PHF has asked for clearance from the ministry of sports which will in turn get clearance from the interior and foreign affairs. But a PHF official said he didnt foresee any problems in getting the clearance as the government itself was keen to see the team play in India despite the recent fiasco over the Indian Premier League (IPL) players auction. Pakistan has not won the World Cup since 1994 when it lifted the trophy in Sydney. The final 18 member squad for the World Cup: Nasir Ahmad and Salman Akbar (Goal Keepers), Zeeshan Ashraf, Sohail Abbas and Muhammad Rashid (Full Backs), Muhammad Irfan, Waseem Ahmad, Muhammad Imran, Fareed Ahmad and Sajjad Anwar (Halves), Rehan Butt, Shakeel Abbasi, Abdul Haseem Khan, Muhammad Zubair, Akhtar Ali, Omer Bhutta, Abbas Haider and Muhammad Rizwan (Forwards). Muhammad Asif Bajwa will be the team manager, Shahid Ali Khan (Coach), Shafqat Malik and Wouter Tazelaar (Assistant Coaches), Jos Geijsel (Physical Trainer), Nadeem Khan Lodhi (Video Analyst) and Faiz Ur Rehman will be the Physio. Chief Selector Hassan Sardar said that he have high expectations from the team that they will qualify for the semi finals.