Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday, April 18 announced its 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 to take place in England & Wales between May 30 and June 14. Pakistan will begin their World Cup campaign against West Indies on May 31 at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
Sarfaraz Ahmed is Pakistan’s ODI captain and will lead the team during their campaign in the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
Pakistan’s fast bowler Mohammad Amir and the big-hitting Asif Ali have been omitted from Pakistan’s 15-man preliminary squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, but have been included for their ODI series against England.
As expected, Pakistan have included the teenage fast-bowling duo of Mohammad Hasnain and Shaheen Shah Afridi, each of whom were born since the turn of the century. They have also included two very experienced players, with each of Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez having featured at the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2007.
Pakistan’s World Cup Squad is as follows:
Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk, c), Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik