Convicted Aamir, Riaz, Asif included in Pakistan’s Cricket World Cup 2019 sqaud

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LAHORE (ENN) The final International Cricket Cup (ICC) Cricket World Cup 2019 squad for team Pakistan announced Inzamam -ul-Haq here on Monday.

Chief Selector Haq told Junaid Khan and Faheem Ashraf were dropped from the squad in favour of Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz.

Asif Ali also replaced Abid Ali in the side. Shahdab Khan who was unable to play in the series against England due to illness rejoined the team as Doctors cleared his tests.

“Riaz is an experienced bowler and knows how to use the old ball and reverse swing,” said Haq.

Fast bowler Mohammad Amir included for the England series had been initially dropped from the World Cup squad. While he did not play in the ODI series against England, Amir has performed well in England in the past.

He was convicted in match fixing few years back.

“There is no panic. I spoke to the captain and coach before taking these decisions,” Inzamam told reporters.

The Pakistani bowling failed to impress in the series against England, leading to calls to make changes prior to the World Cup.

Pakistan squad for World Cup included Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper and captain), Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Wahab Riaz, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi and Shoaib Malik as well.

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