The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had written to the governing body complaining about a visa delay which, it said, had disrupted the team's preparation for the showpiece event across the border
The stylish right-hander, who delivered a match-winning century in Sunday's second one-dayer against Australia, had pretty much nailed down the number four position until suffering a lower back injury in March that required surgery
Hasan, 29, was player of the tournament when Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017, but lost his place as Naseem, Haris Rauf and Shaheen Shah Afridi formed the main pace attack.
Kuldeep Yadav has been in a rich vein of form over the last few months. Recently, he was named the Player of the Series in the Asia Cup, where he picked nine wickets at an average of 11.44. This included a 5/25 against Pakistan in a record win by 228 runs.
"Siraj's dream spell ended India's five-year title drought," The Times of India wrote
India started the Asia Cup as underdogs, Shoaib Akhtar said, but their transformation during the campaign has now convinced him that “they could be the most dangerous side in the World Cup”
"Sometimes a bit of a kick up the rear end is not the worst thing going into a World Cup," Silverwood told reporters.
While Shakib warned after India's triumph that they will be "a dangerous side in the World Cup", Chandika labelled it as "huge" boost for the Tigers heading into the showpiece event.