Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz and Asif Ali included in new Pakistan team

Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir and Asif Ali have been included in Pakistan’s Cricket World Cup squad.

Abid Ali, Junaid Khan and Faheem Ashraf were omitted along with Yasir Shah when the final 15-man party was named on Monday.

It is almost two years since Wahab featured in a one-day international. But the left-arm paceman has been given the nod for the tournament in England and Wales.

Amir, outstanding in Pakistan’s ICC Champions Trophy triumph two years ago, was left out of the initial squad. But it was no surprise that he made the cut after recovering from chickenpox.

Batsman Asif was named in the squad a matter of hours after. It was announced that his daughter had lost her battle with cancer.

 Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir

Pakistan suffered a 4-0 ODI series defeat to England after losing by 54 runs at Headingley on Sunday.

Sarfraz Ahmed’s side start their World Cup campaign against West Indies at Trent Bridge on May 31. Following warm-up games against Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

The 27 years old certainly can do some major damage to the opposition. The Punjab born speedster has played 51 ODI’s. Also he has picked of 60 wicket with the healthy economy of 4.78.

Pakistan squad:

Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz.