World Cup 2019: Injury plagued Imad Wasim stares down the barrel ahead of squad selection
With knee injury, all-rounder have got meagre chances of making Pakistan World Cup squad.
Updated - Apr 16, 2019 9:55 pm
Everything is not right for Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim. Things have worsen for Imad Wasim as the all-rounder’s knee injury has weakened his chances of making it to the Pakistan World Cup squad. The 29-year, who had injured himself during PSL, had recently taken part in the fitness test along with 22 probable players for the upcoming World Cup. and according to some sources, the guy failed to reach the parameter i.e. 17.4 in the Yo-Yo test. Howbeit, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to give him another chance to prove his mettle.
As the biggest extravaganza of cricketing fraternity i.e. the World Cup will commence from May 30, 23 Pakistan cricketers perhaps underwent a fitness test at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. However, according to insiders, the all-rounder Imad Wasim and in-form Abid Ali were the only two players who failed to clear the 17.4 base in the yo-yo test. On the other hand, the Wasim’s competitor Muhammad Nawaz has shown positive signs in the fitness test and seems ready to replace Imad.
Nevertheless, PCB has, fortuitously, decided to give extra time to the left-handed all-rounder. Wasim, who is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the NCA, is likely to take part in another fitness test which will also decide his fortune.
Mohammad Hafeez strengthens his chances
Amidst powwows for the World Cup and chaos for the fitness tests, Mohammed Hafeez could pass the yo-yo test with good scores. The 38-year-old had also suffered a hand injury during PSL and was ruled out of the tournament. Howbeit, the guy bounced back strongly from that unfortunate incident and strengthened his chances of making the cut to the World Cup squad by passing the fitness test. The veteran all-rounder, in all likelihood, is now expected to be a part of the 15-man squad which will board to flight to England to take part in the marquee tournament.