PCB Announces 23 Players for Fitness Tests & Final World Cup Selection

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has released a list of 23 players called for a fitness test ahead of the World Cup and Wahab Riaz and Umar Akmal are not in contention.

Fast bowler Wahab Riaz and middle-order batsman Umar Akmal are currently in red-hot form in the ongoing Pakistan ODI Cup in Rawalpindi, however, the team management and selection committee have decided not to include them among the probables.

PCB will conduct a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore on April 15 and 16, a press release from PCB confirmed.

According to the presser, the selection committee will announce the squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 on April 18.

Given below are the names of 23 players invited for the fitness test in Lahore.

Sarfraz Ahmed Abid Ali Asif Ali Babar Azam
Faheem Ashraf Fakhar Zaman Haris Sohail Hasan Ali
Imad Wasim Imam-ul-Haq Junaid Khan Mohammad Abbas
Mohammad Amir Mohammad Hafeez Mohammad Hasnain Mohammad Nawaz
Mohammad Rizwan Shadab Khan Shaheen Afridi Shan Masood
Shoaib Malik Usman Shinwari Yasir Shah

Note that Pakistan cricket team is scheduled to leave for England on April 23 where they will play a one-off T20 followed by a five-match ODI series ahead of World Cup 2019.


    • Don’t know he didn’t preformed in UAEs turning wickets then why they included him..

    • I don’t know what they are doing. Yasir shah is not best at english pitches.. Their 23 payers are surprised.

  • Why include Imam, because he is nephew of Inzamam. His on field conduct is deplorable, neither he has impressed with the bat. Team will repent his inclusion.

    • His bat stats doesn’t match your story
      He is playing with an average of 55 boy .he is impressive with the bat

  • Same team that faces australia
    will be white washed in world cup as well.
    where is M.Asif, Salman but, Umer Gul

    • Are You Mad ? Most of Same team already rest at Home :
      SARFU Ne Rest KAR LIYA It’s time to Return in Cricket for Pakistan :

      Just Wait & U Will SEE THE Magic :

  • Very disappointing selection, where is wahab riaz, he always deserves to wc 2019, other cricketer like M. Nawaz, yasir shah, abid ali, Muhammad hasnain, among them some are new, and not experienced, and some of them not have one day cricket experience, all this selection is about favoritism of couch mickey aurthur, inzamam ul haq and sarfaraz. Sarfaraz also have bad batting performance in last 20 odis, he scares to bat, he is not the legend cricket what Pakistan wanted.

  • When Imam Fakhar and Abid are available then why they included Flopped Shan Masood. Babar can bat as an opener. Yasir shah had a bad series in UAE. I think 1 or Experience players in Batting order are essential for world cup.

  • Why they are Including yasir shah? And not including Ahmad shahzad? Husnain and Abid Ali are not the best selection.

  • Muhammad abbas.shan masood.junaid khan.muhammad nawaz.yasir shah.is wrong selection.why wahab riaz in not in playing eleven.

  • Absolutely wrong selection why KAMRAN AKMAL is not included in the side . Pakistan will not even qualify for Sami final with these players. Please get open ions of senior players Javid miandad and ZAHEER Abbas

  • It’s too early for Abid Ali and Muhammad hasnain to be included for mega events like world cup.. why Usman shinwari? Why Muhammad rizwan( cant not hit a boundary), why yasir Shah? Why muhammad nawaz? Why Muhammad Abbas?

  • I think Kamran akmal is better option and experienced player at top… ball will come nicely on his bat in english conditions. Umar akmal will be firepower at lower.

    • My fifteen players squad for world cup.
      1) fakhar
      2) imam/kamran akmal
      3) M.hafeez
      4) babar azam
      5) haris sohail
      6) shoaib malik
      7) umar akmal
      8) sarfaraz
      9) shadab
      10) imad wasim
      11) fahim ashraf
      12) M.aamir
      13) shaheen shah
      14) Hassan ali
      15) junaid khan.

  • best playing xi is…..fakhar imam babar hafeez shoaib sarfaraz shadab imad/amir junaid hasan shaheen/faheem

  • Wahab Riaz must be a Part of Pak team for world he can Play a vital role for Pak on Behalf of his. Recent Form and Performances🤔 What do you think guys? Mostly on a Pitches like England

  • I think wahab should cal for fitness test..he is bowling fast.pak need somebody who can bowl fast in world cup

  • Umar Akmal should be a part of the team as he is a proper batsman at times and a hard hitter also where as Wahab Riaz has got pace which can be very useful in english conditions

  • Wahab riaz should be called for fitness test he is in good form and got extra pace as well

  • Why yasir shah???
    Why Shan Masood ???
    Why M Abbass????

    Where is Akmal brothers???
    Where is Wahab Riaz???

    Is this any kind of a joke ???

  • Assalam o Alaikum
    This is not a time for intoduse or test new faces think about yasir shah and umer akmal plz. Don’t plz politics in Pakistan Cricket Board plz. I respect to you inzi bhai but make decisions for Pakistan. Who really want to Play for Pakistan. Plz

  • Muhammad hafeez, Sarafraz, fakhar,babar,haris,hassan Ali, shaheen afridi, imam, imad, shadab, Amir

  • Asalamalikum
    I want to see in pak world cup team. these players
    Wahab riaz.
    Ahmed shehzad.
    Imam ul haq ki jaga.
    Ahmed shehzad
    Or usman shinwari ki jaga. Wahab riaz


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