Pakistan team will begin their World Cup campaign against West Indies (Image Credit: Twitter)
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has recently announced their 15-member squad for the all-important ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which is set to begin in England and Wales on May 30. The Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq tinkered with the provisional squad naming Mohammad Amir, Asif Ali, and Wahab Riaz in place of Junaid Khan, Faheem Ashraf, and Abid Ali for the mega event.
Meanwhile, the country’s board has also decided upon the reserve wicketkeeper in case Sarfaraz Ahmed, also the Pakistan captain gets injured and it’s Mohammad Rizwan. The 26-year-old from North-West Frontier Province is presently in Pakistan and is expected to leave for England where he would stay during the tournament. Rizwan hasn’t been included in the 15-member squad though.
“Mohammad Rizwan, Abid Ali and Faheem Ashraf will remain in England. They’ll play cricket to stay in touch with the conditions and if we feel the need for any of them as replacements, then we’ll have them as backup,” Inzamam was quoted as saying during the press conference to announce the final squad.
Meanwhile, the men-in-green will begin their World Cup campaign against West Indies on May 31. It will be interesting to see if they can put up a better show. West Indies, on the other hand, will look to start the tournament fresh and not let the ODI rankings affect their performance.