Pakistan World Cup 2019 Team: Mohammad Amir fails to make a cut in 15 men squad
Islamabad : Pakistan on Thursday announced 15 men squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. Revealing the names of the players who will represent the country in the glorious cricket tournament, the selectors ditched left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir.
Amir and Asif Ali, however, have been picked up for the limited-overs series in England to be played just before the World Cup.
Pakistan ICC World Cup 2019 squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (capt/wk), Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul Haq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik.
The playing squads can be changed till May 23, without needing a special permission from the ICC, said PCB in the press release. Eleven players from Pakistan's victorious 2017 ICC Champions Trophy campaign have been retained in the side.
Veteran campaigner Mohammad Hafeez has been named in the 15-man squad subject to him passing a fitness test.
"For the T20I and ODIs against England, we have added Asif Ali and Mohammad Amir as additional players. Asif is probably the best power-hitter in Pakistan, while Amir has the experience and a good record in England. These two will provide cover to the World Cup squad and can be drafted into the side by 23 May, if required," the PCB press release quoted chairman of Pakistan men's selection committee Inzamam-ul Haq as saying.