With World Cup being around the corner, the focus of Pakistan’s selectors is to shape a sturdy squad which can help the country win their second 50-over title. The authorities have already named the 23 probables for the mega-event while the ongoing season of Pakistan is still running.
This came as a heartbreaking news for the participants of the domestic tournament as many were aiming to produce strong displays and get registered into the World Cup squad. The move also attracted backlash from the cricket pundits.
However, as per reports, the selection committee is keeping an eye on the prodigious performers of the Pakistan Cup. To reward their prowess, such players are likely to be called for fitness test for the mega-event. If they pass the fitness test, there are good chances of them making it to the 15-man squad of Pakistan.
The reports further suggested that the explosive batsman Umar Akmal and fierce paceman Wahab Riaz are also under the consideration. However, it remains to be seen if they are able to gain selectors’ confidence.