Amir and Asif Ali set to be included in Pakistan’s World Cup squad
The chief selector including the head coach and Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed have decided to include Mohammad Amir and Asif Ali in Pakistan’s World Cup squad.
Despite Amir failing to play in the ongoing England series due to suspected chicken pox, he is set to make it to the World Cup squad including batsman Asif Ali according to the sources of Geo News.
As the World Cup squad can’t be extended more than 15 players, two players need to be left off to make a room for the duo. And according to reports, Faheem Ashraf and newly selected opener Abid Ali would be left out of the squad. Abid lacks experience while Faheem has failed terribly both with the bat and the ball in the ongoing series against England.
Meanwhile, Asif has made a big mark in the ongoing series as he has scored 51 off 36 and 52 off 43 in the second and third ODIs and proved his worth to make it to the World Cup squad.
It has been informed that the inclusion of Amir is due to the disastrous performance of the bowling department in the ongoing series.
The teams are allowed to make any changes in the World Cup squad without the permission of the International Cricket Council (ICC) till May 23.
The World Cup kicks off on May 30 and Pakistan will be taking on Windies in their opening game on May 31.