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Wahab Riaz in line for a late World Cup call

Wahab Riaz in line for a late World Cup call

After the humbling against England, Pakistan is set to fine tune their squad before the commencement of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament. Repetition of shoddy displays raised serious concerns on the inclusion of all-rounder Faheem Ashraf and paceman Junaid Khan.

As per sources, the experienced duo of Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz is expected to replace the two aforementioned players. While Amir is already there in England, Wahab last appeared for Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 event where horrible bowling performances lost him a place in the national team.

After that, the 33-year old nailed every domestic tournament he played including the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and Pakistan Cup, but he failed to grab the interest of selectors. However, Junaid’s harmless bowling shows moved the think tank to consider Wahab Riaz for the mega-event.

The Lahore born is the 4th most successful pacer for Pakistan in World Cup tournaments. Playing two editions of the 50-over competition, the exuberant cricketer claimed 24 wickets at a shade under 22. Not to mention Wahab’s scintillating spell in the quarter-final of last World Cup in Australia, the skillful cricketer is eager to don the national colors and emulate his success.