Dubai, April 5 (IANS) Experienced Pakistan cricketers Wahab Riaz, Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad are likely to miss the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as they have not been included in the list of 23 probables for the 15-member squad.
An official statement by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also said the probables will have to attend a fitness test, which will be held at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore on April 15-16.
Pakistan will declare their team for the showpiece event on April 18 and will travel to England on April 23.
The green brigade will play a five-match ODI series against the hosts before starting their World Cup campaign, slated to be held in England and Wales from May 3-.
List of probables: Sarfaraz Ahmed (Captain), Abid Ali, Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hassan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Shoaib Malik, Usman Shinwari, Yasir Shah