Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday shared his past encounters of playing at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup with its national group. The cricketer-turned-government official had driven Pakistan to its solitary World Cup win in 1992, where the group vanquished England by 22 keeps running at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in the last.
Khan met the men dressed in green at his Bani Gala living arrangement in Islamabad. Whole 17-part unexpected alongside the national choice board of trustees, headed by Inzamamul Haq, head mentor Mickey Arthur and rest of the group the executives were a piece of the gathering, Cricket Pakistan revealed.
Pakistan will leave for England on April 23 to play in an irregular T20I and five ODIs against England, starting May 5. The group will at that point conflict with Afghanistan and Bangladesh in the warm-ups before openings its World Cup crusade against West Indies on May 31 at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
Pakistan Thursday forgot experienced yet out-of-structure pacer Mohammad Amir from its 15-part World Cup squad while incorporating batsman Abid Ali in the line-up.
Boss Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, declaring the World Cup squad and two save players, said the 11 from the 2017 Champions Trophy had been held in the choice procedure.
“We are cheerful and sure that Pakistan will give a decent record of itself in the World Cup,” Inzamam said.
The selectors, while not appearing with left-armer Amir who has taken only five wickets in his last 14 ODIs since the Champions Trophy two years back, rested trust in seniors Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez.
Inzamam said that Hafeez’s last consideration in World Cup was liable to him being 100 percent fit before the competition as he is as yet recouping from thumb damage.
“Specialists have prompted him not to bowl or bat now but rather when his recovery is over he will be back in real life in about fourteen days time,” he included.
Inzamam said hard-hitting batsman Asif Ali and Aamir were in the stores for the one-day arrangement against England and the side matches before the World Cup.
Pakistan World Cup squad: Sarfaraz Ahmed (Capt), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Junaid Khan, Muhammad Hasnain.