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Babar Azam badly slams PCB, says he does not want to be an opinion-less captain

Babar Azam badly slams PCB, says he does not want to be an opinion-less captain

Babar Azam badly slams PCB, says he does not want to be an opinion-less captain

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has recently officialized the squads for the Pakistan tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe for all three formats. It turned out to be mixed reactions after the analysts witnessed the squads.

Some were quite happy where a few were disappointed on behalf of some players. Babar Azam, the skipper of Pakistan has also made bold claims as reported by an extremely reliable source.

Babar has claimed that he is given no authority to pick the team members despite being the captain. He says if the team loses, all blame will be on him, hence, he should be allowed to pick the members of his choice as well.

Babar, having zero adherence to have his say, is disappointed by the PCB. He says that players should be receiving consistent chances to prove their worth as they are dropped after playing two-three matches.

He also added that no one should b picked on behalf of four-five PSL matches. As we saw that there were one or two players who were picked but got no chance to display their potent and got eliminated from the further selections.

Babar has raised an issue on the scenario as he says that there should be proper chances rather than dropping without judging their performance. Kamran Ghulam can be an example.

Along with it, he was is favor of picking Haris Sohail in ODIs who has been instantly dropped despite on and off selection. The team is totally a combination of junior players whereas the Pakistani skipper wants a mix of senior and junior players.

As the T20 World Cup is near, he does not want immediate changes and trials of different combinations. Babar believes that only one combination should be checked for a longer time period that can make in the World T20 event.

He considers an example of Naseem Shah who was brought as a youngster but went out of form after a few games. Despite all of these, the spinner Yasir Shah was needed for the Zimbabwe tour in the Tests, but he has been dropped straight away. Babar also raises his voice for the scenario.

Notably, the relations between Azam and PCB are not healthy enough as he has demanded his opinions to be implemented in such critical decisions. He says he does not to be a captain with no point of view.

Babar Azam badly slams PCB, says he does not want to be an opinion-less captain

Babar Azam is unhappy with the choice of 6 players who have been selected in the Zimbabwe and South Africa squads and is concerned that players are being picked for the Test squad based on performances in the PSL

Babar Azam has communicated to PCB that he is in favor of some experimentation but not at such a late stage when it comes to the T20I squad given that it’s a T20 World Cup year

Babar Azam was in favor of Yasir Shah’s selection in the Test squad for the Zimbabwe series but he was ignored by the selectors

Babar Azam wants a mixture of youth and experience in the Pakistan squads but he feels that lessons need to be learned from the earlier selection of Naseem Shah

Babar Azam wanted players to get a proper and consistent chance rather than getting called up, not being given a chance, and then dropped without any reason. The examples being Aamer Yamin and Kamran Ghulam

Babar Azam was in favor of Haris Sohail being picked in the ODI squad for the series against South Africa, but once again this suggestion was ignored by the selectors

Babar Azam has communicated to the PCB that he doesn’t want to be a dummy captain whose opinions are just ignored again and again. If he is to have the responsibility of being captain then his suggestions and opinions need to be considered

Babar Azam was allegedly told by Mohammad Wasim that the selection of the squads wasn’t his concern. Babar told him that it was his concern as he is the captain and is held accountable if the team doesn’t perform

Relations between the selectors & Babar Azam are at a low point. Babar Azam is disappointed with the selection process and his treatment by the selectors and has taken the matter to Wasim Khan who is looking into the situation with a view to sorting out the differences

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