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Pakistan include Asif, Amir, Wahab in final 15 for World Cup


LAHORE: Grieving father Asif Ali, whose 18-month-old daughter died over the weekend, fit-again Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz were all integrated on Monday in Pakistan's final 15-man squad for the World Cup.

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Asif, whose daughter Noor Fatima were undergoing most cancers remedy in america before her dying on Sunday, is ready to rejoin the World Cup squad after her funeral in Lahore, chief selector Inzaman-ul-Haq stated at a press convention.

"We are with Asif in this tough time. He will return to Pakistan and then go back before the warm-up matches," he stated.

Spearhead Amir used to be omitted of the initial squad after a run of poor form, but used to be integrated in the final list in spite of now not enjoying in the final 4 one-day internationals against England because of chicken pox.

Pakistan misplaced the five-match collection Four-0 on Sunday, with the primary tournament washed out because of rain.

Pakistan selectors were compelled to recall some other left-arm paceman, Riaz, after their bowling conceded greater than 350 in all 4 fits against England.

Haq stated Riaz used to be being given a chance because of his experience.

"We thought that during the England series, we lacked experience in our bowling and that is why we have included Riaz in the squad," he stated.

The 33-year-old Riaz, a veteran of 2 World Cups in 2011 and 2015, played the final of his 79 ODIs against India in the Champions Trophy in the UK two years in the past.


There were heartbreaks for speedy bowler Junaid Khan, all-rounder Faheem Ashraf and opener Abid Ali, who were all integrated in the initial squad but failed to reach the general 15.


For Junaid, the news used to be particularly galling after he had already been close out of enjoying in a World Cup twice. Though he made the squad in 2011, he did not play and he had to withdraw in 2015 because of injury.


Leg-spinner Shadab Khan additionally recovered from a blood virus and will join the squad.


Pakistan World Cup squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi


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