Pakistan’s Chief Selector announced revised squad for World Cup 2019 with three changes to the initial team.
Fast bowler Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, and Asif Ali have been added to the team in place of Junaid Khan, Faheem Ashraf, and Abid Ali, respectively. Leg-spinner Shadab Khan will also make a return to the squad after he was declared fit for the World Cup.
Inzamam supported the bowling changes saying that with the given unexpectedly true batting wickets in England, the team required someone like Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir who could reverse-swing the ball and bowl in the death overs.
He said dropping Abid Ali and Junaid Khan was a tough decision for him and the team management, but changes were made according to the team’s requirements.
Pakistan’s 15-men World Cup 2019 squad
|Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & wk)||Fakhar Zaman||Imam-ul-Haq|
|Babar Azam||Mohammad Hafeez||Shoaib Malik|
|Haris Sohail||Imad Waseem||Asif Ali|
|Shadab Khan||Hasan Ali||Mohammad Amir|
|Wahab Riaz||Shaheen Shah Afridi||Mohammad Hasnain|
Pakistan World Cup Fixtures
|Pakistan vs Windies||Friday||May 31||14:30 PST||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|Pakistan vs England||Monday||June 3||14:30 PST||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||Friday||June 7||14:30 PST||Bristol, Country Ground, Bristol|
|Pakistan vs Australia||Wednesday||June 12||14:30 PST||The Country Ground, Taunton|
|Pakistan vs India||Sunday||June 16||14:30 PST||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|Pakistan vs South Africa||Sunday||June 23||14:30 PST||Lord’s, London|
|Pakistan vs New Zealand||Wednesday||June 26||14:30 PST||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|Pakistan vs Afghanistan||Saturday||June 29||14:30 PST||Headingly, Leeds|
|Pakistan vs Bangladesh||Friday||July 5||14:30 PST||Lord’s, London|