PAKISTAN CRICKET BOARD

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly shortlisted 25 players for the upcoming World Cup tournament to be held in England later this year.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the board has given the duty of leading the team to Sarfaraz Ahmed, the current Captain of Team Pakistan.

Sarafaz has achieved success as Captain on the World stage before, it was under his leadership that Pakistan went onto claim the 2017 ICC Champion’s trophy, beating India in the Final.

Senior players such as Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik are also expected to accompany the squad.

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However, the snubbing of the likes of Mohammad Irfan, Ahmed Shahzad, Asad Shafiq, and many other deserving players could end up being a costly decision.

Many believe that the management should have waited till the conclusion of PSL 4 to finalize the list, keeping in context the current form of players.

Reports say that the pool of shortlisted players is expected to include Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Shoaib Malik, Yasir Shah, and Junaid Khan.

List of players that are expected to be in the squad:

  1. Sarfaraz Ahmed
  2. Shoaib Malik
  3. Mohammad Hafeez
  4. Babar Azam
  5. Imam-ul-Haq
  6. Fakhar Zaman
  7. Hussain Talat
  8. Mohammad Rizwan
  9. Shan Masood
  10. Imad Waseem
  11. Faheem Ashraf
  12. Hassan Ali
  13. Mohammad Amir
  14. Mir Hamza
  15. Shaheen Shah Afridi
  16. Usman Khan Shinwari
  17. Rumman Raees
  18. Asif Ali
  19. Haris Sohail
  20. Waqas Maqsood
  21. Junaid Khan
  22. Yasir Shah
  23. Shadab Khan
  24. Mohammad Abbas

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