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15-member World Cup squad announced, will depart for England on April 23

LAHORE: The Chief selector Inzimamul Haq selected 15-member team for World Cup, announced in a press conference on Thursday among which fast bowler Muhammad Aamir has been dropped.

The Pakistani pace attack is expected to be lead by Muhammad Hasnain, Hassan Ali, Junaid Khan and Shaheen Shah Afridi.

The Chief selector Inzimamul Haq said that the availability of all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez in the squad is subjected to his fitness. He added that Abid Ali has been chosen in the squad as a third opener.

Inzimam said that “Aamir is an experienced bowler but unfortunately, his performance has not been as per par from last one year. I pray that he gets his rhythm back as seen in Champions Trophy final.”

The chief selector announced that the team would be accompanied by Aamir and Asif Ali for the upcoming bilateral series against England.

The Chief selector Inzimamul Haq added that Imad Wasim was given ‘a little favour’ as despite failing the fitness test he was selected for the World Cup squad.

All World Cup-bound players selected for the World Cup squad would be a part in further training sessions and would attend open media sessions at the Gaddafi Stadium on April 20 and 21.

The Pakistani coach Mickey Arthur and Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed will attend their joint departure press conference at the Gaddafi Stadium on April 22.

The World Cup team is scheduled to depart for England April 23, Tuesday.

Pakistan will play warmup matches against Afghanistan and Bangladesh after which First World Cup match of Pakiatan would be played against West Indies at Trent Bridge on May 31, 2019.

World Cup Fixtures:

Pakistan vs West Indies: May 31, 2019, Friday, 14:30 PST (9:30 GMT) – Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Pakistan vs England: June 03, Monday, 14:30 PST (9:30 GMT) – Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: June 07, Friday, 14:30 PST (9:30 GMT) – Venue: Bristol Country Ground, Bristol

Pakistan vs Australia: June 12, Wednesday, 14:30 PST (9:30 GMT) – Venue: The Country Ground, Taunton

Pakistan vs India: June 16, Sunday, 14:30 PST (9:30 GMT) – Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Pakistan vs South Africa: June 23, Sunday, 14:30 PST (9:30 GMT) – Venue: Lord’s London

Pakistan vs New Zealand: June 26, Wednesday, 14:30 PST (9:30 GMT) – Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham

Pakistan vs Afghanistan: June 29, Saturday, 14:30 PST (9:30 GMT) – Venue: Headingly, Leeds

Pakistan vs Bangladesh: July 05, 2019, Friday, 14:30 PST (9:30 GMT) – Venue: Lord’s, London

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