Pakistan makes three changes to its ICC World Cup 2019 squad

‘We need experience’ Inzamam calls up Amir, Wahab & Shadab

Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz and grieving father Asif Ali, whose daughter died due to cancer, were all included in Pakistan’s final 15-man squad World Cup 2019. Asif, whose has gone home after his daughter Noor Fatima’s death on Sunday, is set to rejoin the World Cup squad after her funeral in Lahore, chief selector Inzaman-ul-Haq said at a press conference on Monday. “We are with Asif in this tough time. He will return to Pakistan and then go back before the warm-up matches,” he said.

Pakistan’s pace spearhead Amir was left out of the preliminary squad after a run of poor form, but was included in the final list despite not playing in the last four one-day internationals against England due to chicken pox.

Pakistan lost the five-match series 4-0 on Sunday with the first match washed out due to rain.

Pakistan selectors were forced to recall another left-arm paceman, Riaz, after their bowling conceded more than 350 in all four matches against England.

Haq said Riaz was being given a chance due to his experience.

“We thought that during the England series we lacked experience in our bowling and that is why we have included Riaz in the squad,” he said.

The 33-year-old Riaz, a veteran of two World Cups in 2011 and 2015, played the last of 79 ODIs against India in the Champions Trophy in the UK two years ago.

There were heartbreaks for fast bowler Junaid Khan, all-rounder Faheem Ashraf and opener Abid Ali, who were all included in the preliminary squad but failed to reach the final 15.

For Junaid the news was particularly galling after he had already been shut out of playing in a World Cup twice: though he made the squad in 2011 he did not play, and he had to withdraw in 2015 due to injury.

Leg-spinner Shadab Khan also recovered from a blood virus and will join the squad.

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

Captains of the participating teams in the ensuing ICC World Cup 2019

The following cricketers will lead the participating teams in the ensuing ICC World Cup 2019.

No Player Team Date of birth (age) ODIs Role Batting Bowling style
1 Gulbadin Naib (c) Afg 16 Mar 1991 (28) 041 All-rounder Right RA medium-fast
2 Aaron Finch (c) Aus 17 Nov 1986 (32) 109 Batsman Right LA orthodox
3 Mashrafe Mortaza (c) Ban 05 Oct 1983 (35) 209 Bowler Right RA medium
4 Eoin Morgan (c) Eng 10 Sep 1986 (32) 218 Batsman Left RA medium
5 Virat Kohli (c) Ind 05 Nov 1988 (30) 227 Batsman Right RA medium
6 Kane Williamson (c) NZl 08 Aug 1990 (28) 139 Batsman Right RA off spin
7 Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk) Pak 22 May 1987 (32) 101 Wk-batsman Right RA off spin
8 Faf du Plessis (c) RSA 13 Jul 1984 (34) 134 Batsman Right RA leg spin
9 Dimuth Karunaratne (c) Srl 21 Apr 1988 (31) 017 Batsman Left RA medium
10 Jason Holder (c) Win 05 Nov 1991 (27) 091 All-rounder Right RA medium

The following seven teams will be led by new captains in the ensuing World Cup. The teams are – Afghanistan, Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka

No Player Team Date of birth (age) ODIs Role Batting Bowling style
1 Gulbadin Naib (c) Afg 16 Mar 1991 (28) 041 All-rounder Right RA medium-fast
2 Aaron Finch (c) Aus 17 Nov 1986 (32) 109 Batsman Right LA orthodox
3 Virat Kohli (c) Ind 05 Nov 1988 (30) 227 Batsman Right RA medium
4 Kane Williamson (c) NZl 08 Aug 1990 (28) 139 Batsman Right RA off spin
5 Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk) Pak 22 May 1987 (32) 101 Wk-batsman Right RA off spin
6 Faf du Plessis (c) RSA 13 Jul 1984 (34) 134 Batsman Right RA leg spin
7 Dimuth Karunaratne (c) Srl 21 Apr 1988 (31) 017 Batsman Left RA medium

Shaheen Shah Afridi of Pakistan became the fourth bowler in the history of one-day internationals to capture four or more wickets conceding 80 plus runs.

Shaheen Shah Afridi of Pakistan became the fourth bowler in the history of one-day internationals to capture four or more wickets conceding 80 plus runs. He returned with figures of four for 82 against England at Leeds on 19.05.19. All the four occasions are tabulated below

No Player O M R W Inns Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 SCJ Broad 10.0 0 81 4 1 Eng Pak Leeds 12 Sep 2010
2 SW Masakadza 10.0 0 86 4 1 Zim RSA Bloemfontein 15 Oct 2010
3 AU Rashid 10.0 0 85 5 2 Eng Win St George’s 27 Feb 2019
4 Shaheen Shah Afridi 10.0 0 82 4 1 Pak Eng Leeds 19 May 2019

Pakistan bowlers create a world record in one-day games with a dubious distinction

The ongoing bilateral one day series between England and Pakistan has witnessed two occasions of two Pakistan bowlers conceding 80 plus runs in an innings on two occasions at Southampton on 11.05.19 and at Nottingham on 17.05.19 to provide the very first occasion of such an instance in the history of one day games constituting a dubious  world record in one day games. Both the occasions are tabulated below

No Player Overs M Runs W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Shaheen Shah Afridi 10.0 0 80 1 Pak Eng Southampton 11 May 2019
  Hasan Ali 10.0 1 81 1 Pak Eng Southampton 11 May 2019
                   
2 Junaid Khan 10.0 0 85 1 Pak Eng Nottingham 17 May 2019
  Mohammadh Hasnain 10.0 0 80 2 Pak Eng Nottingham 17 May 2019

There are 27 occasions of two or more bowlers conceding 80 plus runs in an innings, in the history of one  day  games. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Overs M Runs W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 WPUJC Vaas 10.0 0 84 1 Srl Ind Taunton 26 May 1999
  KEA Upashantha 10.0 0 80 0 Srl Ind Taunton 26 May 1999
                   
2 Tapash Baisya 7.0 0 87 0 Ban Eng Nottingham 21 Jun 2005
  Nazmul Hossain 10.0 0 83 3 Ban Eng Nottingham 21 Jun 2005
                   
3 M Ntini 9.0 0 80 1 RSA Aus Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006
  AJ Hall 10.0 0 80 1 RSA Aus Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006
  R Telemachus 10.0 1 87 2 RSA Aus Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006
                   
4 DJ Reekers 9.0 0 82 1 Net Srl Amstelveen 04 Jul 2006
  PW Borren 10.0 0 94 1 Net Srl Amstelveen 04 Jul 2006
                   
5 MG Johnson 10.0 0 81 3 Aus NZl Hamilton 20 Feb 2007
  SR Watson 10.0 0 88 2 Aus NZl Hamilton 20 Feb 2007
                   
6 SM Pollock 10.0 0 83 0 RSA Aus Basseterre 24 Mar 2007
  CK Langveldt 10.0 0 82 1 RSA Aus Basseterre 24 Mar 2007
                   
7 A Nehra 10.0 0 81 1 Ind Srl Rajkot 15 Dec 2009
  Z Khan 10.0 0 88 0 Ind Srl Rajkot 15 Dec 2009
                   
8 DW Steyn 10.0 0 89 0 RSA Ind Gwalior 24 Feb 2010
  WD Parnell 10.0 0 95 2 RSA Ind Gwalior 24 Feb 2010
                   
9 BV Vitori 9.0 0 105 1 Zim NZl Napier 09 Feb 2012
  E Chigumbura 10.0 0 92 1 Zim NZl Napier 09 Feb 2012
                   
10 LL Tsotsobe 10.0 0 83 2 RSA Ind Cardiff 06 Jun 2013
  RK Kleinveldt 10.0 0 81 0 RSA Ind Cardiff 06 Jun 2013
                   
11 CJ McKay 10.0 0 89 1 Aus Ind Bengaluru 02 Nov 2013
  NM Coulter-Nile 10.0 0 80 0 Aus Ind Bengaluru 02 Nov 2013
                   
12 JE Taylor 10.0 0 95 1 Win RSA Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015
  JO Holder 9.0 0 91 0 Win RSA Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015
                   
13 Dawlat Zadran 10.0 1 101 2 Afg Aus Perth 04 Mar 2015
  Shapoor Zadran 10.0 0 89 2 Afg Aus Perth 04 Mar 2015
  Mohammad Nabi 10.0 0 84 0 Afg Aus Perth 04 Mar 2015
                   
14 B Kumar 10.0 0 106 1 Ind RSA Mumbai 25 Oct 2015
  MM Sharma 7.0 0 84 1 Ind RSA Mumbai 25 Oct 2015
                   
15 WB Rankin 10.0 0 86 1 Ire Srl Dublin (M) 18 Jun 2016
  KJ O’Brien 8.0 0 81 0 Ire Srl Dublin (M) 18 Jun 2016
                   
16 CA Young 10.0 0 81 3 Ire RSA Benoni 25 Sep 2016
  PKD Chase 10.0 0 86 0 Ire RSA Benoni 25 Sep 2016
                   
17 DW Steyn 10.0 0 96 2 RSA Aus Durban 05 Oct 2016
  K Rabada 10.0 0 86 1 RSA Aus Durban 05 Oct 2016
                   
18 MJ Henry 10.0 0 91 0 NZl Aus Canberra 06 Dec 2016
  TA Boult 10.0 0 80 1 NZl Aus Canberra 06 Dec 2016
                   
19 JT Ball 10.0 0 80 0 Eng Ind Cuttack 19 Jan 2017
  LE Plunkett 10.0 1 91 2 Eng Ind Cuttack 19 Jan 2017
                   
20 JO Holder 10.0 0 81 2 Win Eng Bristol 24 Sep 2017
  ML Cummins 9.0 0 82 3 Win Eng Bristol 24 Sep 2017
                   
21 NLTC Perera 8.0 0 80 3 Srl Ind Mohali 13 Dec 2017
  N Pradeep 10.0 0 106 0 Srl Ind Mohali 13 Dec 2017
                   
22 Dawlat Zadran 9.0 0 96 0 Afg Zim Sharjah 11 Feb 2018
  Gulbadin Naib 8.0 0 85 1 Afg Zim Sharjah 11 Feb 2018
                   
23 JA Richardson 10.0 1 92 3 Aus Eng Nottingham 19 Jun 2018
  AJ Tye 9.0 0 100 0 Aus Eng Nottingham 19 Jun 2018
  MP Stoinis 8.0 0 85 0 Aus Eng Nottingham 19 Jun 2018
                   
24 JO Holder 7.0 0 88 0 Win Eng St George’s 27 Feb 2019
  O Thomas 10.0 0 84 2 Win Eng St George’s 27 Feb 2019
                   
25 CR Woakes 10.0 0 91 0 Eng Win St George’s 27 Feb 2019
  AU Rashid 10.0 0 85 5 Eng Win St George’s 27 Feb 2019
                   
26 Shaheen Shah Afridi 10.0 0 80 1 Pak Eng Southampton 11 May 2019
  Hasan Ali 10.0 1 81 1 Pak Eng Southampton 11 May 2019
                   
27 Junaid Khan 10.0 0 85 1 Pak Eng Nottingham 17 May 2019
  Mohammadh Hasnain 10.0 0 80 2 Pak Eng Nottingham 17 May 2019

There are three occasions of three bowlers conceding 80 plus runs in an innings, in the history of one  day  games. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Overs M Runs W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 M Ntini 9.0 0 80 1 RSA Aus Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006
  AJ Hall 10.0 0 80 1 RSA Aus Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006
  R Telemachus 10.0 1 87 2 RSA Aus Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006
                   
2 Dawlat Zadran 10.0 1 101 2 Afg Aus Perth 04 Mar 2015
  Shapoor Zadran 10.0 0 89 2 Afg Aus Perth 04 Mar 2015
  Mohammad Nabi 10.0 0 84 0 Afg Aus Perth 04 Mar 2015
                   
3 JA Richardson 10.0 1 92 3 Aus Eng Nottingham 19 Jun 2018
  AJ Tye 9.0 0 100 0 Aus Eng Nottingham 19 Jun 2018
  MP Stoinis 8.0 0 85 0 Aus Eng Nottingham 19 Jun 2018

The one day game history has witnessed another rare record in this category of statistics. Two bowlers conceding 80 plus  runs in the an innings by rival teams in the same match was witnessed in the game between West Indies and England at St George’s on 27.02.19. The following table lists  the occasions. JC Holder (none for 88} and O Thomas {2 for 84} of West Indies conceded 80 plus runs in England’s innings. CR Woakes {none for 91} and AU Rashid {5 for 85} of England conceded 80 plus runs in West Indies’ innings

No Player Overs M Runs W Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 JO Holder 7.0 0 88 0 Win Eng St George’s 27 Feb 2019
  O Thomas 10.0 0 84 2 Win Eng St George’s 27 Feb 2019
                   
2 CR Woakes 10.0 0 91 0 Eng Win St George’s 27 Feb 2019
  AU Rashid 10.0 0 85 5 Eng Win St George’s 27 Feb 2019

Cricketer who is set to make his one day debut in ICC World Cup 2019

New Zealand Wicket keeper batsman Tom Blundell is the only cricketer in all the team squads who is yet to play in a one-day game. He is all set to make his one day debut for his team New Zealand in the ensuing ICC World Cup 2019, if selected to play

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