Amir makes big promise after being included in Pakistan’s World Cup squad


Following his daughter's demise, Asif Ali will now return to Pakistan according to Pak Passion and the team management has also made a decision to give him ample time to recover.

Asif contributed two half-centuries in the one-day global series against England which concluded on Sunday, the 27-year-old one of few who impressed in Pakistan's middle order during their side's 4-0 loss. "He will return to Pakistan and then go back before the warm-up matches", he said.

"Asif is a great example of strength & courage".

England confirmed their favouritism for the Cricket World Cup as some slick fielding and a Chris Woakes five-wicket haul ensured a series clean sweep over Pakistan. "He is an inspiration to us".

The announcement came hours after Asif's 19-month-old daughter lost the battle against cancer in USA.

"Intriguingly, Dawson is preferred to Denly in both of the pundits" squads despite the latter being picked ahead of the Hampshire spinner during the series v Pakistan. "My heart goes out to @AasifAli2018 & his family who lost their attractive child to this most merciless disease", Qureshi tweeted. "May God bless her soul", wrote one Indian Twitter user.

Batsman Asif Ali has been included following the news that his young daughter died from cancer in a United States hospital on Sunday.

Asif scored 142 runs including two half-centuries in four matches against England at an impressive strike rate of 131.48.

Ali is now on tour with the Pakistan national team in England and played in the 54-run defeat by the hosts in their final one-day worldwide of the series on Sunday.

Ali's ODI numbers so far include 342 runs in 16 games at an average of 31.09 and a high score of 52.

Only if England really do believe they must have the variety of a left-arm swing bowler in their squad will Willey survive the emergence of a rare talent in Archer just in time for this World Cup, with the convenient help of a change in qualification rules.



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