Pakistan Select Mohammad Amir, Asif Ali and Wahab riaz in the World Cup Squad

Pakistan was surprised by returning the pacemakers Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz to ODI times for the World Cup as they announced their last 15 squads on Monday (May 20).


Neither Amir nor Wahab initially appeared in the interim unit. Aside from the two seamen, the batter Asif Ali was also included in the expected line to provide medium-sized firepower. The first team named Abid Ali, Junaid Khan, and Faheem Ashraf will replace the trio.

Amir and Wahab have not been named in Pakistan’s interim units, the latter was not even in the 17-member group named for the Limited Over Series to England, from which the World Cup forces were disbanded.

I had to. In fact, Wahab joined Pakistan almost two years ago in the opening round of the Champions Trophy against India. Pakistan lost with 124 runs (D / L method) and admitted 87 runs with 8.4 runs before hurting the ankle. He last played in Pakistan in a test against Australia last October.

The decision was made because it was possible to reverse the ball on a pitch where it was difficult to call 33-year-old people. “The reason I can reverse the ball is that I could get him back,” Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq told a media briefing at Lahore’s PCB headquarters. “No one was expecting that the UK pitch would be even in the early season (during the recent ODI series against the UK), so we recognized it and reviewed our choices. ”

“The recent ODI series against England lacked the ability of the bowler at the forefront, so we needed to make changes. We also found that we could encounter batting wickets during the World Cup campaign. We now believe that using the World Cup experience and Wahab knowledge is the right choice.

“The bowling department in the UK’s ODI is not clicking as expected. If we have two experienced pace duos with Amir and Wahab, it is foolish not to include them ”

For many years, Wahab has given Pakistan a fierce pace, but his figures in England are drawing in the face of his bowling as a harmless proposition. With only 4 wickets in 7 games, the left arm averages 96.25 and the strike rate is 86.5. Both are the worst in any country. His 6.67 economy in Britain is the second worst behind 7.28 in South Africa.

“We need to have a bowler that can get used to the old ball, be able to go against the conditions, and gain further experience. There is no panic if you bring him in, but it’s purely a requirement It is a decision based on it.

“He has been training and playing club cricket, and players of his ability will not face major problems in adapting and adapting to the tough demands of the World Cup,” said Inzamam. “Furthermore, play in the World Cup warm-up game and bowl your quota to get ready for the game.”

Pakistan was expected to fall into the batting division before leaving for England, but it was Bowling, who defeated Pakistan 4-0 in Leeds in England. Sunday. Faheem (1 wicket in 3 out of 19 games) and Junaid (2 wickets in many in 18) were under the scanner because they didn’t bite to bowling.

“Junaid and Faheem have been given priority over the other few bowlers because of recent performance and investment since 2017. They oppose the difficult challenge of boring with a gentle, batman friendly ticket gate. Despite being against England.

Amir will take part exclusively in the World Cup based on his reputation for being a “big match bowler” as it has prevented Minamata from playing against England in the game. Arthur revealed that the pacemakers had started training over the weekend and were ready for the first warm-up in Pakistan on March 24.

“We believe players like Amir and Wahab are suitable for these conditions. That’s why we liked them,” said Inzamam. “Dropping Junaid and Faheem doesn’t mean that the two are bad bowlers. If a Pakistani bowler is punished, if a British bowler analyzes the series, he would originally choose either bowler. It was never abandoned before, but we were holding him with the England Series team. ”

Originally taken to England for an audition for the World Cup anchorage, Asif Ali filed a lawsuit for himself in the two back-to-back 50s at rates of 141 and 121 in Southampton and Bristol respectively Yes. A 27-year-old boy was expected to make the final, as Pakistan longs for a big hit in the lineup.

“We needed a power hitter number 6 or 7, and Asif worked very well for us in this England series, so we need him,” Inzamam pointed out.

The hit batter lost his 19th daughter from cancer on Sunday in the United States and was released from the unit to stay with his family.

“He is scheduled to be in time for our warm-up game we are going to do our best XI, but if he can not get it back in time for them, when he returns Every time we wait for him ”

To accommodate Asif, after he made 5 in Leeds at the last ODI, the selectors had to drop Abidari, which they named as the third World Cup opener. In that case, either Imam ul Huck or Fakar Zaman will not be available during the World Cup, and Mohamad Hafies or Harris Soheil may be promoted under the title of In-Zam.

“Excluding Abid wasn’t an easy decision, especially after he got the only opportunity on tour. But he was our third choice opener. Strengthening our chance at the tournament Firepower to the team that can.

“The openers are both well-formed and average 50 or more. If you want, there is Mohammad Hafeez that you can promote in the batting order. Haris Sohail could be another option. is there”

Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain

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