With just under two months to go for cricket’s mega event, the announcement of Pakistan’s squad for world cup is in final phase. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, will be staged in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July.
England will open the tournament at The Oval on 30 May when they will take on South Africa, while Australia will launch their title defence on 1 June against the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier champions Afghanistan in a day/night match in Bristol.
- India and Pakistan will face off on 16 June at Old Trafford.
Reigning ICC Champions Trophy winners and former champions Pakistan will start their campaign against the ICC World Twenty20 winners and two-time former champions the Windies at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on 31 May.
Ahead of World Cup Pakistan Cricket Team suffered a huge blow as Pakistani batsman Babar Azam who is the back-bone of Pakistan cricket team has ruled out of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Babar Azam who has been in terrific form in 2018 and amassing runs has been as easy as a walk in the park for him will miss the upcoming Cricket World Cup which is kicking off from 30th May in England and Wales.
Pakistan cricket fans were expecting a-lot from him in the upcoming World Cup, but there is some bad news for all the Pakistan cricket admirers.
According to sources, Babar Azam sustained a serious elbow injury during a practice match and due to which he has been ruled out of upcoming Cricket World Cup.
Babar will now undergo surgery and is expected to wear a brace for eight weeks before commencing rehabilitation which has ruled him out from Cricket World Cup 2019, which will start from May 30 as the batsman is not expected to regain full fitness in this period.
Babar Azam will stay out of action for the next 10-12 weeks.
Who will replace him in the World Cup Squad?
Head coach of Pakistan Cricket Team Mickey Arthur said that it’s a huge blow for their side, but they still have some fine experienced players in the side to help the side out in these precarious situations.
He further said that Babar Azam’s absence will have a significant impact on their winning chances in the World Cup.
He also said that they have fine replacements of Babar Azam in shape of Ahmed Shahzad and Umar Akmal and one of them will be taking up the leadership responsibilities for the World Cup.
“It’s good to have such experienced players in the side to help the side out in these precarious situations,” Mickey Arthur said.
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