Pakistan have suffered a huge setback ahead of the World Cup as their left-arm seamer Junaid Khan has been ruled out of the tournament after failing to pass the fitness test on February 2nd. 

Junaid, who was initially named in the squad, sustained a hamstring injury while training with the team on January 15th. It was expected that he would get fit in time but when he got pulled out of the New Zealand ODIs, it became more or less sure that his chance of participating in the mega event is over. 

Bilawal Bhatti, who was named as Junaid’s replacement for New Zealand ODIs, is expected to take his place in the World Cup squad as well.