Pakistan announce their World Cup squad; Amir misses out!

Pakistan have announced their World Cup squad and their pacer Mohammed Amir isn’t selected in the preliminary list of 15-member squad but is included in the 17-member squad.

Pakistan have gone with the same 15 members for the series against England but also included Amir and Asif Ali.

Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Usman Shinwari, and Yasir Shah are the other players named in a list of 23 probables to miss out.

Talking about the selection, Inzamam-Ul-Haq, the selector said:

“In England and Wales, conditions play a critical role. With this in mind, we have selected a three-dimensional side, which gives the captain a wide range of options of whatever game plan he chooses on a match day,” said Inzamam. “We have experienced batters, who are backed up by bowlers with plenty of variety and variation to exploit any type of conditions.

“This is more or less the side we have been playing since the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. I have absolute trust that this side has grown further in experience and stature since 2017. Supported by the flare, skill, talent and killing-instinct, this side has the capability and potential to rise to the occasion and produce strong performances.”

WORLD CUP SQUAD: Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk, c), Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik

ADDITIONS FOR ENGLAND SERIES: Mohammad Amir, Asif Ali