2019 ICC Cricket World Cup
Despite growing speculation about Imad Wasim’s physical fitness over the past two days, the GP seems ready to go to the World Cup with Pakistan. Due to a chronic knee injury, he has not yet passed the fitness test suffered by 22 candidates Monday, but he will suffer one before the World Cup, and officials of the CCP are convinced that he will get by.
The PCB did not reveal the results of the fitness tests held at the Qaddafi stadium on Monday, but it was clear that the 22 players had not all passed. The Imad case has been the subject of the most intense scrutiny, especially since he was suffering from an outbreak of the knee injury that had been bothering him for some time. Since the end of the series against Australia, Imad was at the National Cricket Academy and was working on his re-education. A video broadcast today on social media showed him juggling cautiously on the steps of Kadhafi Stadium with his teammates, highlighting the concerns raised over the past few days in terms of fitness.
ESPNcricinfo understands that analysis indicates that Imad’s knee problem does not prevent his ability to hit the ball or the ball, and medical staff believes the problem will be solved at the start of the World Cup, in the end of May. The coaching staff has been impressed by his work ethic over the last three weeks and, in addition to his reduced running ability, has earned him some time to pass his fitness test. It was initially a test before April 18 – when chief selector Inzamam ul Haq announced the composition of the World Cup squad – but the current state of his injury suggests that the success of this test is far away. Check Today Toss Prediction Raja Babu
The coaching staff is also delighted with the physical fitness of several of the Pakistani team’s core players, with half a dozen of them even surpassing their previous performances. The youngest players and those who were not previously members of the Pakistani organization are said not to have reached the threshold set as non-negotiable, but they are making rapid progress, with particular praise for 18-year-old Mohammad Hasnain.
Abid Ali and Hasnain did not get the test score on Monday, but as they are new to the setup, ESPNcricinfo understands that they will have more time to reach the required benchmark. Officials confirmed that passing the test before the World Cup was still not negotiable and were confident that all players selected Thursday would take the test in time for the Pakistan campaign for the World Cup.
Despite the fact that some players still have to pass, the atmosphere after the fitness tests is particularly positive, and the 22 players have exceeded expectations. A source told ESPNcricinfo that it was the “strongest and most powerful group to date” in Pakistan. It is believed that Inzamam and head coach Mickey Arthur has finalized the 15 names for the World Cup and the two others who will be part of the 17-man ODI series against England before.
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