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Usman Shinwari and Junaid Khan battle for the prestigious spot

Usman Shinwari and Junaid Khan battle for the prestigious spot

With the ICC World Cup 2019 imminent, there is an ever-increasing tension about which players will make it to the 15-men ODI squad. Pakistan Cricket Board announced the probable 23 who will appear in the fitness test in the mid of April.

Pakistan's biggest headache is the selection of fast-bowlers for the marquee event. With Hassan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, and Shaheen Shah Afridi strong candidates for the ICC World Cup squad, there is a battle between Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, and Usman Khan Shinwari for the prestigious spots.

With the experience Amir possesses, he is very likely to be given a green signal for the flight to England. On the other hand, Usman Khan Shinwari and Junaid Khan are the ones who stand in a close contest for the available spot.

Usman Shinwari has bowled well recently in the ODI matches and Junaid Khan did not disappoint as well. But the question is will Junaid's consistency will lead him to the ICC World Cup squad or Usman Shinwari's recent form will solidify his case?

Pakistan is likely to announce its squad for the biggest cricket carnival on 18th of April. The curiosity regarding the final 15 is increasing with every advancing day and Pakistanis hope that the best squad will be selected for the ICC World Cup 2019.