Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief selector Inzamam ul Haq announced the final squad of the Pakistani cricket team for the 2019 World Cup, which has returned to Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, and Asif Ali while Shadab Khan also made part of the squad.
While conducting a press conference in PCB headquarters, Chief selector Inzamam ul Haq told that Wahab Riaz is replacing Faheem Ashraf, Junaid Khan is replaced by Muhammad Amir, Shadab Khan instead of Yasir Shah and Asif Ali instead of Abid Ali in the team.
He said that squad captain Sarfraz Ahmed, Imam ul Haq, Fakhir Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik,Babar Azam, Amad Waseem, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasanin, Asif Ali, Harris Sohail and Shadab Khan Included.
Talking about Wahab Riaz’s involvement in the team, Chief selector Inzamam ul Haq said we did not ignore Wahab Riaz at all.
“We did not think there would be betting, and it was important to see that England scored 154 runs and Pakistan made 153 runs in a clear difference,” said Inzamam ul Haq
Continuing his talk, Inzamam ul Haq said we had estimated that the ball usually got swing in England, but this time it came to see that the ball did not get swing, but keeping it in mind, Wahab Riaz Has been decided to join the team because he is an experienced bowler and he also knows how to reverse swing from the old ball.
“We realized that bowling was lacking in the experience, but Mohammad Aamir was also included because he has a lot of experience in England.
In response to questioning Junaid Khan’s withdrawal from the team, Inzamam ul Haq said that we have seen that at the time what players are required for these conditions, Junaid Khan and Fahim Ashraf are also good bowlers, The team was included but looking at the conditions, Amir and Wahab have been kept, because Amir is the most experienced player playing in such a condition.
Talking about Asif Ali’s involvement, Inzamam ul Haq said that it was a very difficult decision to get Abid Ali out of the team, but Pakistan needed a player in the last over to earn fast games and Asif Ali ha this skill.
Chief selector also expressed deep sorrow on the death of Asif Ali’s daughter and said that in this difficult time we are with Asif Ali.
Defending the team’s performance, the chief selector said that our team consist of youth, whose performance is getting worse, but the team coordinated Pakistan with success.
He also requested that the positive things of the team need to be highlighted so that all players are encouraged.