Pakistani Cricketers Who Now Have No Chance Of Making It To The ICC World Cup

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Some Pakistani cricketers stood a very decent chance of making it to the ICC world cup squad prior to the series against Australia. However, owing to their dismal performance during the rubber, they now have no chance whatsoever. So, here is a look at who they are and how they have ended up flooring the opportunity.

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Umar Akmal

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With Mohd. Hafeez struggling to regain fitness selectors were actually looking towards Umar Akmal to fill the void. However, the middle order batsman despite playing all games during the series could not even manage a single half century on wickets where Abid Ali scored a century on debut and Mohd. Rizwan and Haris Sohail showed form with two centuries each. Moreover, after being also found guilty of breaking the team curfew, Umar Akmal has grassed an ideal opportunity to book a flight to England for the prestigious event.

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Yasir Shah

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Pakistan’s think-tank was pondering the idea of selecting two leg spinners for the big event. Hence Yasir Shah was thought to be the obvious partner for Shadab Khan. However, Yasir’s ineffectiveness on tracks that suit his style of bowling leave the selectors with very little choice but to discard the entire plan of playing two leggies during the event.

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Shan Masood

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With Fakhar Zaman not in top form, Pakistan tested Shan Masood during the disastrous series against the Aussies. A couple of good performances from the opener would have sealed the deal for him without a shadow of doubt. Nevertheless, the left hander could manage only one fifty in five games and therefore, is likely to be left out when the squad for the ICC world cup is announced later in the month.