PCB has announced the final 15 members for the upcoming mega event of ICC World Cup 2015. Fast bowler Sohail Khan earned a surprise recall while Pakistan selectors ignored senior players Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal in their final 15-member squad for the World Cup.
The 30-year-old Sohail was picked for his strong performances in domestic cricket this season, chief selector Moin Khan told reporters in Karachi on Wednesday. The right-arm bowler has played two tests and five one-day internationals but last represented Pakistan in Zimbabwe in 2011.
Misbah-ul-Haq had also recovered from a hamstring injury he sustained last month while playing against New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates and would lead the team in the Feb. 14-March 29 tournament in Australia and New Zealand, Moin added.
Pakistan World Cup Squad 2015: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Younus Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Harris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz, Ehsan Adil, Yasir Shah.