ICC World Cup 2019: 5 players the selectors might regret picking
Just the way it happens at every World Cup, there were many selections which didn't receive a great reception from the fans or some experts.
Updated - May 26, 2019 10:19 am
It is never an easy job to pick a 15-man squad for a World Cup and expect no contradictions. There will be people with different opinions who will batter the ones at the helm for not thinking the way they do, but eventually, one has to accept that everyone involved in this battle is vouching for their side to win the World Cup.
Just the way it happens at every World Cup, there were many selections which didn’t receive a great reception from the fans or some experts. Ousting Rishabh Pant didn’t go down well with various Indians whilst some great talents like Peter Handscomb, Ashton Turner, Junaid Khan, Dinesh Chandimal had to make way for someone better.
A true assessment can only be made after the World Cup if the selection was precise or not. But here are five names which we feel the selectors might regret picking in their squads.
1. Mohammad Amir
Despite not having a great 2018, Mohammad Amir made it to the World Cup side sheerly because of the ability he possesses and his record of performing in matches that matter. The left-arm seamer was not picked in the initial squad, but he, later on, got a call-up with Junaid Khan and Faheem Ashraf getting ousted.
Going by his form and Junaid Khan‘s recent run, one has to say this wasn’t a great call from the Pakistani selection committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq. The Pakistani fans will be expecting their hero from the 2017 Champions Trophy final to replicate something similar, but it will take a monumental effort from the 27-year-old to turn things around.