Pakistan announce 15-member squad for World Cup 2019

01:13 PM | 20 May, 2019
Pakistan announce 15-member squad for World Cup 2019
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan announced final 15-member squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Monday.

Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq announced that Junaid Khan and Faheem Ashraf were dropped from the squad in favour of Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz.

Haq said Asif Ali also replaced Abid Ali in the side adding that it was a tough choice to make.

Moreover, Shahdab Khan, who was unable to play in the series against England, would be a part of the squad.

Pacer Mohammad Amir who was initially dropped from the World Cup squad has been re-included.

Inzamam-ul-Haq detailed that the bowling unit during the recent ODIs against England did not work out as anticipated.

He continued that if we have at our disposal two experienced pacers [Amir and Wahab], it will be foolish not to include them.

'Wahab Riaz is good at the reverse swing,' Inzi said.

The chief selector termed Asif Ali an asset for Pakistan in the tournament.


  • Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper and captain)

  • Asif Ali

  • Babar Azam

  • Wahab Riaz

  • Fakhar Zaman

  • Haris Sohail

  • Hasan Ali

  • Imad Wasim

  • Imam-ul-Haq

  • Mohammad Amir

  • Mohammad Hafeez

  • Mohammad Hasnain

  • Shadab Khan

  • Shaheen Afridi

  • Shoaib Malik

Pakistan would be facing off West Indies on May 31 for the first encounter, with all eyes set on June 16 encounter against arch-foe India.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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