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Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal, left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz and opener Ahmed Shehzad failed to make the cut as chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq announced the list of 23 probables for the World Cup.
Akmal made his international comeback during the recently concluded ODI series against Australia, where he scored 150 runs at an average of 30.
Akmal was recalled based on his performance for the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), where he scored 277 runs in 12 matches, which included two half-centuries, at an average of 34.62.
As for Wahab, he was the third-highest wicket-taker in the PSL as he took 17 wickets in 13 games for the Peshawar Zalmi at an average of 19.88.
He also took figures of 5-52 off 10 overs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s three-wicket win over the Federal Areas in the second match of the Pakistan Cup on Wednesday.
Shehzad, meanwhile, was amassed 311 runs in eight games for the Gladiators in the PSL, which included four fifties, at an average of 51.83.
The 23 players selected will undergo fitness tests at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore on April 15 and 16.
Pakistan will kick off their World Cup campaign against the West Indies on May 31 in Nottingham.
List of Probables: Sarfraz Ahmed (c), 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, Yasir Shah