After the final selection of the squad for the World Cup, Pakistan cricket board (PCB) presents the kit of Pakistan cricket team for ICC World Cup 2019 on Tuesday 22 May.
PCB shared many pictures of the cap and jersey which have PCB start and logo of the ICC World Cup 2019 Matches. PCB tweeted all pictures. Before presenting the kit for ICC the PCB tweet and said to fans: “We are ready to announce something shortly, can you guess what it is?”.
After tweeting the pictures the PCB also said to fans: “send your best wishes messages to the team”.
In tweet, the PCB also shared the video when the cricket team first saw his uniform followed by the skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. The kit and jersey for the World Cup have different shades of green dark and light with Pakistan flag on it. The uniform for the World Cup has no more different from its official uniform.
Pakistan final squad for ICC World Cup 2019:
- Sarfaraz Ahmed (Skipper of Pakistan team)
- Asif Ali
- Babar Azam
- Fakhar Zaman
- Haris Sohail
- Hasan Ali
- Imad Wasim
- Mohammad Amir
- Mohammad Hafeez
- Mohammad Hasnain
- Shadab Khan
- Shaheen Shah Afridi
- Shoaib Malik
- Wahab Riaz
Fast bowler Muhammad Amir is not included in the squad for World Cup 2019. Inzamam-ul-Haq said who chief selector is: “Amir is an experienced bowler but unfortunately, his performance has not been as per par from last one year. I pray that he gets his rhythm back as seen in Champions Trophy final.”
Pakistan team selection panel dropped Faheem Ashraf, Abid Ali and Junaid Khan in the world cup squad. Wahab Riaz added in the squad. Wahab was playing in club cricket that’s why playing for World Cup for Wahab Riaz is not an issue. Fast bowlers Muhammad Amir, Asif Ali and Wahab Riaz were added in the final squad of 15 players. Muhammad Amir and Asif were also added in ODI cricket series in England. Selection panel finalized all team on Monday. You can Watch World Cup 2019 Matches Preview.
Muhammad Amir played just ODI match due to his illness. He was suffering from chicken pox but now he is completely recovered and will play the World Cup. Muhammad Asif is also including in squad due to scoring two half-centuries in four innings. Wahab Riaz also played 79 ODIs and he takes 102 wickets overall. But Wahab Riaz did not play any match from last two years. All-rounder Muhammad Hafeez will also play World Cup it’s mean he is completely fit now and can play well.
“Wahab has been training and playing club cricket, and the player of his caliber will not face much problem in adapting and adjusting to the grueling demands of the World Cup. In addition, playing in the World Cup warm-up matches, bowling his quota, will have him match-ready,”
“Junaid and Faheem had been originally preferred over a few other bowlers based on their recent performances and the investment we had made on them since 2017. They had the opportunity to cement their World Cup spots, but they were well below-par in the series against England even though they were up against the difficult challenge of bowling on placid and batsmen-friendly wickets,” Said by Inzamam-ul-Haq.
“If required, we have a fully fit Mohammad Hafeez who can be promoted in the batting order, while Haris Sohail can be another option,” Inzamam added more.
Junaid Khan just took two wickets in England ODI series in two games at 7.88 economies. Fahim Ashraf took part in three matches and just takes one wicket at 7.57 economy. Abid took part just in one match and make just 5 runs.
Pakistan will play their first World Cup match on 31 May again West Indies. First, they will play matches with Afghanistan and Bangladesh.