4 Top Performers of Pakistan Cup Called in for a Fitness Test [Updated]

Update: Renowned sports journalist Saj Sadiq shared the information that a PCB official claims that no more players have been asked to join the squad.

Following his tweet making rounds on social media, Mirza Iqbal, who broke the news, posted this:

Although it remains unclear what PCB has in mind, but things will be cleared in due course time.

Hard work always yields results. It may take some time – but it always pays off. It’s a similar story for a few Pakistani cricketers who were initially not part of the 23 players called for a fitness test in Lahore.

But a consistent performance in the ongoing Pakistan ODI Cup has paved their way for the world cup selection.

PCB’s cricket selection committee has invited four more cricketers including Wahab Riaz, Umer Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad, and Iftikhar Ahmed for the fitness test.

After the induction of these four names, 27 players will appear in PCB’s fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore on April 15 and 16.

This will help selectors shortlist a 15-member World Cup squad from these players, expected to be announced on 18th April.

Sarfraz Ahmed Shoaib Malik Mohammad Hafeez Fakhar Zaman
Shadab Khan Shaheen Afridi Ahmed Shehzad Shan Masood
Abid Ali Mohammad Amir Imad Waseem Yasir Shah
Imam-ul-Haq Faheem Ashraf Hassan Ali Haris Sohail
Asif Ali Mohammad Hasnain Mohammad Nawaz Usman Shinwari
Mohammad Junaid Wahab Riaz Umar Akmal Iftikhar Ahmed
Babar Azam Mohammad Hasnain Mohammad Abbas


Pakistan cricket team will depart 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.

  • Please select wahab and umar even in that scnario that their fitness will not up to the mark because these two players are the most crucial players for big stage like world cup

  • Lols… top performer so far is Khushdil Shah. He is again ignored despite giving very very strong performance. Players like Asif Ali and Ahmed Shehzad are being called again. Don’t know how long will it take for them to recognize talents just based on talents and not percheez.

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