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Amir left out of Pakistan's provisional World Cup squad

  • Published at 07:46 pm April 18th, 2019
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Mohammad Amir

Since producing a match-winning three-wicket haul in the 2017 Champions Trophy final, Mohammad Amir has taken just five one-day international wickets in 101 overs at an average of 92.60 per wicket

Fast bowler Mohammad Amir was left out of Pakistan's 15-man preliminary World Cup squad but will feature in their warm-up games against England, the country's cricket board said Thursday.

Since producing a match-winning three-wicket haul in the 2017 Champions Trophy final, Amir has taken just five one-day international wickets in 101 overs at an average of 92.60 per wicket.

The 27-year-old, however, will get a chance to impress the selectors in a limited-overs series against England, which begins with a Twenty20 in Cardiff on May 5.

Big-hitting batsman Asif Ali also features in the 17-man group for the England games, with Pakistan having until May 23 to finalise their World Cup squad.

Abid Ali was preferred to Shan Masood as Pakistan's backup opener after the 31-year-old right-hander scored a century on debut against Australia last month.

Experienced all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was also selected in the World Cup group but subject to passing a fitness test ahead of the tournament.

Squad: Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicket-keeper and captain), Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi and Shoaib Malik