LAHORE: Pakistan’s selectors ousted fast bowler Mohammad Aamir from the initial 15-member squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup to be held in England on Thursday.
The 27-year-old has been in wretched form since guiding Pakistan to win over India in the Champions trophy final in June 2017, with just four wickets in 14 matches. After the 5-0 whitewash against Australia in UAE, Pakistan would expect better performance in the tournament.
Inzamam said, “We are confident and confident that Pakistan will give their best account in the World Cup.”
After recovering from thumb injury, senior batsman Mohammad Hafeez has also been included in the team. “Doctors have advised them not to bowl or bat now, but when their rehabilitation ends, they will be back in two weeks time.”
“In England and Wales, situations play an important role. Keeping this in mind, we have selected a three-dimensional side, which gives a wide range of options to the captain who chooses a game plan on the match. We have experienced batsmen who are supported by bowlers with different types and variations to exploit any kind of situations.
“We are playing this game more or less since the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. I am confident that this side has gone ahead in the experience and stature since 2017. Supported by flair, skill, talent and murder, this side There is the ability and ability to increase this opportunity and build strong performance. While taking sides, we assess our strengths as well as each opponent, match locations and event format Security analysis is an attempt to cover all the bases. “
Prior to the World Cup, Pakistan travels to England for a T20 and five ODIs. Apart from Aamir, Asif Ali is other than the World Cup team for the England series. Asif played 200 runs in eight one-day innings for Pakistan in the lower middle-order, with the maximum of 50 not out-outs and importantly the strike rate of 130.71. He can argue that he is currently one of the few choices for Pakistan, but remains a question of balance for XI, he should have been included for the World Cup.
Pakistan squad for World Cup:
Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-Ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Hassan Ali, Abid Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Sohail.
The following is the Pakistan cricket team’s schedule of England:
April 23 – Departure for England
April 27 – v Kent (50-over practice match)
April 29 – v Northamptonshire (50-over match)
May 01 – v Leicestershire (T20 match – d/n)
May 05 – v England (only T20I), Cardiff
May 08 – 1st ODI v England, The Oval
May 11 – 2nd ODI v England, Hampshire
May 14 – 3rd ODI v England, Bristol
May 17 – 4th ODI v England, Trent Bridge
May 19 – 5th ODI v England, Leeds
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019:
May 24 – v Afghanistan (warm-up), Bristol
May 26 – v Bangladesh (warm-up), Cardiff
May 31 – v West Indies, Trent Bridge
June 03 – v England, Trent Bridge
June 07 – v Sri Lanka, Bristol
June 12 – v Australia, Taunton
June 16 – v India, Old Trafford
June 23 – v South Africa, Lord’s
June 26 – v New Zealand, Edgbaston
June 29 – v Afghanistan, Headingley
July 05 – v Bangladesh, Lord’s (d/n)