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April 21, 2019
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PCB announces schedule of player fitness tests and squad announcement for World Cup 2019

LAHORE: The national selection committee of Pakistan Cricket Board, following discussion with head coach Mickey Arthur, today invited 23 probables for the fitness test, which will be held at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore on 15 and 16 April.

The selection committee also confirmed the squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 will be announced on 18 April in Lahore. Time of the media conference will be confirmed in due course, while there will be no media engagements or activities from 15 April until the official squad announcement.

Probables  (in alphabetical order):

·         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
·         Yasir Shah

The Pakistan cricket team will depart for England on 23 April where they will play England in a series of practice and international matches, before entering the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against the Windies on 31 May at Trent Bridge.

The following is the Pakistan cricket team’s schedule of England:

Series v England

23 April – Departure for England
27 April – v Kent (50-over practice match) (d)
29 April – v Northamptonshire (50-over match) (d)
1 May – v Leicestershire (T20 match) (d/n)
5 May – v England (only T20I), Cardiff (d)
8 May – 1st ODI v England, The Oval (d)
11 May – 2nd ODI v England, Hampshire (d)
14 May – 3rd ODI v England, Bristol (d)
17 May – 4th ODI v England, Trent Bridge (d)
19 May – 5th ODI v England, Leeds (d)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 schedule:

24 May – v Afghanistan (warm-up), Bristol (d)
26 May – v Bangladesh (warm-up), Cardiff (d)
31 May – v Windies, Trent Bridge (d)
3 June – v England, Trent Bridge (d)
7 June – v Sri Lanka, Bristol (d)
12 June – v Australia, Taunton (d)
16 June – v India, Old Trafford (d)
23 June – v South Africa, Lord’s (d)
26 June – v New Zealand, Edgbaston (d)
29 June – v Afghanistan, Headingley (d)
5 July – v Bangladesh, Lord’s (d/n)