ICC World Cup 2019: Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim suffers injury scare ahead of the squad announcement
The ICC 2019 World Cup will begin on May 30 in England and Wales, and all teams are very close to choosing their final teams for the tournament. It is considered that Pakistan is one of the main candidates to win the ICC mega event. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) recently announced a preliminary team that will participate in a camp.
The team saw some big names like Wahab Riaz and Umar Akmal being excluded and their hopes of playing another World Cup were frustrated. However, the tournament will see some young weapons that will make their likely debut, and that includes Imad Wasim, the southpaw left-handed player who recently captained the Pakistani team against Australia.
Imad Wasim hurts his knee in the practice session
Imad Wasim, considered one of the best talents in Pakistan and one of the best in the world. He has played 41 ODIs and 34 T20I matches since his debut in 2015. He has taken 33 ODIs and 38 T20Is. He has 711 races in ODIs and 169 in T20Is and will be one of the main weapons for his team in the next World Cup.
Imad, along with other contenders for the World Cup, participated in a practice session on Tuesday and according to the Business Recorder, he twisted his right knee and is currently rehabilitating at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.
This is a worrying news for Men in Green, as Imad recently moved quickly in the ICC rankings 16 places to reach 68th place among hitters, climbed seven places to reach 37th place on the bowling list and went from 16th to the sixth set among all the teams. . The 30-year-old scored 141 runs in five games, which included an average of 70.50 against Australia recently. He also led the team in the last two games of the series that Pakistan lost 5-0.
Pakistan is scheduled to play against England in a series of five ODIs between May 5 and 19 and will then play two World Cup warm-up games against Afghanistan and Bangladesh on May 24 and 26, respectively. They will begin their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.