Pakistan World Cup squad: Likely team to be picked by PCB selectors

Pakistan will today announce their 15-man squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, which starts May 30.

Coming off a 0-5 ODI series loss to Australia last month, Pakistan have issues over player form and with two players not having passed the mandatory yo-yo fitness test, there are also fitness concerns.

The deadline for teams to submit their squads for the World Cup is April 23, but the Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to unveil theirs on Thursday.

Ahead of the announcement of Pakistan’s World Cup team, here is the predicted squad:

BATSMEN

Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Asif Ali

WICKETKEEPERS

Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan

ALLROUNDERS

Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim

FAST BOWLERS

Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Amir

Pakistan likely World Cup squad:

Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt/wk), Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi,  Mohammad Amir.

Pakistan probable World Cup XI:

1 Fakhar Zaman, 2 Imam-ul-Haq, 3 Babar Azam, 4 Mohammad Hafeez, 5 Shoaib Malik, 6 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt/wk), 7 Faheem Ashraf, 8 Shadab Khan, 9 Imad Wasim, 10 Hasan Ali, 11 Shaheen Shah Afridi

Pakistan’s World Cup fixtures:

May 24: (warm-up) Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Bristol

May 26: (warm-up) Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Cardiff

May 31: Pakistan vs West Indies, Nottingham

June 3: Pakistan vs England, Nottingham

June 7: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Bristol

June 12: Pakistan vs Australia, Taunton

June 16: Pakistan vs India, Manchester

June 23: Pakistan vs South Africa, Lord’s

June 26: Pakistan vs New Zealand, Birmingham

June 29: Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Leeds

July 5: Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Lord’s

For a full list of all World Cup fixtures, click HERE