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PCB picks probables for World Cup fitness test

Announcing schedule of player’s fitness tests for World Cup 2019

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The national selection committee has invited 23 probables for the fitness test, which will be held at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore on 15 and 16 April.

The schedule for the fitness test was announced after the national selection committee’s discussion with head coach Mickey Arthur on Thursday.

The selection committee has also confirmed that Pakistan’s squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 will be announced on 18 April in Lahore.

Spokesman of the Pakistan Cricket Board said, “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”.

The list of 23 probables includes, 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 and Yasir Shah.

The Pakistan cricket team will depart for England on 23 April. Pakistan has a schedule of series of practice and international matches against England ahead of ICC world cup.

Pakistan will play their first match of Cricket World Cup 2019 against the West Indies on 31 May at Trent Bridge.

Here is the Pakistan cricket team’s schedule of series against 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)

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