LAHORE: Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq on Monday has announced Pakistan’s final 15-member squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
According to details, Muhammad Amir and Wahab Riaz replaced Junaid Khan and Faheem Ashraf in the squad. Asif Ali also replaced Abid Ali in the side. Shadab Khan who was unable to play in the series against England due to illness was retained in the squad.
Fast bowler Mohammad Amir included for the England series had been initially dropped from the World Cup squad. While he did not play in the ODI series against England, Amir has performed well in England in the past.
Chief Selector told media “The bowling unit during the England ODIs has not clicked as anticipated or expected; if we have at our disposal two vastly experienced pace duo of Amir and Wahab, then it will be foolish not to include them”.
“Furthermore, Amir and Wahab give the fast bowling attack more experience and support the relatively inexperienced but immensely talented Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain.”
On the inclusion on Asif Ali, the chief selector said the batsmen could prove to be an asset for Pakistan in the tournament.