Punjab skipper for the Pakistan Cup 2019 Kamran Akmal on Thursday said he had a well-balanced side which had the capability to impress in the one-day event which starts from April 2 at the Pindi Stadium, Rawalpindi.
“We have a well-balanced squad with capable batsmen and bowlers. We have a good combination for the tournament and we really want to perform well,” Kamran said.
Other than Kamran, Punjab has Sami Aslam and Khurram offering fire-power near the top of the batting order. Hussain, Fahad and Saad Ali form the middle-order. Saad and Hussain will be planning to impress the selectors with the World Cup selection due after the Pakistan Cup. For this event, the selectors have the choice of including a few more players if they feel it necessary before exposing the World Cup squad.
Punjab have a formidable bowling department that covers just about all the bases for skipper Kamran. Sami, Sohail, Bilawal,
Karachi-born off-spinner Waleed Ahmed is another bowling choice available to Kamran. The 26-year-old built an impressive begin to his List A career when he got ten wickets in his first 5 matches with a best of six for 28.
Punjab squad: Kamran Akmal, Bilawal Bhatti, Ehsan Adil, Fahad Iqbal, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Kashif Bhatti, Khurram Manzoor, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Sami, Ramiz Aziz, Saad Ali, Sami Aslam, Sohail Tanveer and Waleed Ahmed.