Junaid Khan protests over his non-inclusion in World Cup squad
Fast bowler Junaid Khan on Monday protested over his non-inclusion in the World Cup squad with a picture showing his mouth covered with black tape.
Junaid captioned the picture with: “I don't want to say anything. Truth is bitter,” hours after Chief Selector Inzimamul Haq announced to replace him with Mohammad Amir in light of his below par performance against England.
Faheem Ashraf and Abid Ali are also among the players recalled from the squad announced a month ago.
"Junaid and Faheem are dropped but that doesn't mean they are not good. But we think players like Amir and Wahab are more suitable for these conditions, which is why we have preferred them," said Inzimam.
Junaid picked only two wickets in the recently concluded series against England which Pakistan lost by 4-0.
Asif Ali’s daughter passes away after battling cancer
The daughter of Pakistani cricketer Asif Ali passed away on Sunday after a ballet with stage IV cancer. Despite his daughter’s illness, Asif Ali had made himself available for the national team and was included in the squad for the England series.
In April Asif Ali had announced on Twitter that his daughter was battling cancer and was being taken to the United States for treatment.
Asif Ali’s Pakistan Super League Team Islamabad United tweeted condolences over the tragic loss of his daughter as did Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
Earlier on Sunday, the 27-year-old Ali made 22 during Pakistan's 54-run defeat by England in the fifth and final one-day international at Headingley -- a loss that saw England take the series 4-0 after the opening match was washed out.
Ali featured in every game of the series, scoring two fifties with a career ...
PCB announces national squad for ICC World Cup 2019
Pakistan cricket board has announced three changes in its squad for the ICC World Cup, beginning from 30th of this month.
The announcement was made by Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, during a press conference in Lahore on Monday.
Hard hitting lower order batsman Asif Ali along with fast bowlers Muhammad Amir and Wahab Riaz have been included in the squad in place of Faheem Ashraf, Junaid Khan and Abid Ali.
Pakistan will start their World Cup campaign with a match against West Indies on 31st of this month.
Pakistan's final squad for the world cup includes,
Safaraz Ahmad (Captain), Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Muhammad Hasnain, Hassan Ali, Asif Ali, Muhammad Amir and Wahab Riaz.