Pakistan to announce World Cup squad on April 18


LAHORE: The national selection committee has invited 23 probable players for a fitness test, which will be held at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore on April 15 and 16 ahead of the World Cup in England and Wales this summer.

The selection committee also confirmed the squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 will be announced on April 18.

The Pakistan cricket team is scheduled to depart for England on April 23 April where they will take on England in a series of practice and international matches, before starting their World Cup campaign against West Indies on May 31 at Trent Bridge.

Probables for fitness test

Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Abid Ali, Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hassan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Shoaib Malik, Usman Shinwari and Yasir Shah

Pakistan’s schedule for England series

April 27 – v Kent (50-over practice match)

April 29 – v Northamptonshire (50-over match)

May 1 – v Leicestershire (T20 match)

May 5 – v England (only T20I), Cardiff

May 8 – 1st ODI v England, The Oval

May 11 – 2nd ODI v England, Hampshire

May 14 – 3rd ODI v England, Bristol

May 17 – 4th ODI v England, Trent Bridge

May 19 – 5th ODI v England, Leeds

Pakistan’s  World Cup 2019 schedule

May 24 – v Afghanistan (warm-up), Bristol

May 26 – v Bangladesh (warm-up), Cardiff

May 31 – v Windies, Trent Bridge

June 3 – v England, Trent Bridge

June 7 – v Sri Lanka, Bristol

June 12 – v Australia, Taunton

June 16 – v India, Old Trafford

June 23 – v South Africa, Lord’s

June 26 – v New Zealand, Edgbaston

June 29 – v Afghanistan, Headingley

July 5 – v Bangladesh, Lord’s



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