[caption id="attachment_847945" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-847945" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Asif-Ali_AFP-resized.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="353" /> Asif Ali was called up after hitting two half-centuries in the ODI series against England, which Pakistan lost 4-0. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Grieving <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Pakistan/">Pakistan</a> cricketer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Asif-Ali">Asif Ali</a> on Saturday left for England to join up with his country's World Cup squad following the funeral of his daughter, who he said will continue to be his strength and inspiration. <p></p> <p></p>Asif <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/pakistan-cricketer-asif-ali-to-leave-tour-of-england-following-the-death-of-his-daughter-845910">left the team's tour of England and returned to Pakistan following the death last Sunday</a> of 19-month-old Dua Fatima, who had been receiving cancer treatment in the United States. <p></p> <p></p>She was buried in the Punjab province city of Faisalabad on Thursday. <p></p> <p></p>"I want to remember Dua Fatima as a warrior," tweeted 27-year-old Asif. "She was my strength and inspiration. The fragrance of her memories is going to stay with me forever." <p></p> <p></p>"I again request you all to pray for the soul of my princess. Thanks again for being there for me." <p></p> <p></p>https://twitter.com/AasifAli2018/status/1132110037130907649 <p></p> <p></p>Middle-order batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/pakistan-world-cup-squad-no-mohammad-amir-or-asif-ali-junaid-khan-in-831256">Asif was not named in the preliminary squad for the World Cup</a> but <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-pakistan-squad-wahab-raiz-mohammad-amir-in-pakistans-final-15-member-squad-for-world-cup-845991">was called up after hitting two half-centuries in the ODI series against England</a>, which Pakistan lost 4-0. <p></p> <p></p>He will be available for Pakistan's second warm-up match against Bangladesh in Cardiff on Sunday. <p></p> <p></p>Asif called on Pakistan fans to support the side, who open their World Cup campaign with a match against the West Indies in Nottingham on Friday. <p></p> <p></p>"We as a team will be in need of your prayers and unconditional support."