The biggest news from Pakistan’s World Cup squad announcement was fast-bowler, Mohammad Amir’s exclusion. Pakistan’s Champions Trophy final hero will not be able to play in his first World Cup once again as things stand.
In 101 overs bowled since the Champions Trophy, Amir has five wickets at an average of 92.60, the poorest numbers for any bowler who has bowled over 600 balls in this time frame. Amir had taken 55 wickets in 36 matches till the final against India two years back. Those wickets had come at an average of 27.41 and a strike rate of 33.90.
However, Amir is not much worried about his non-selection in the World Cup squad as he is looking forward to forcing his inclusion in the World Cup squad after impressing the selectors during the England series.
In his tweet after the squad announcement, the 27-year-old has thrown his full support behind his teammates and is hoping Pakistan win the World Cup for the first time since 1992. Pakistan will play their first World Cup match against West Indies at Trent Bridge on May 31, after playing warm-up matches against Afghanistan and Bangladesh.