Pak vs SA, Zim: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has revealed the T20I, ODI, and Test squads as the Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa is just a few days ahead.
The selection has been termed as justified but many critics are unhappy over a few scenarios. For example, Mohammad Hafeez’s elimination from the ODI squad is not found justified by a few.
Shadab over Zahid? Question critics:
Other than that, people believe Shadab Khan has been underperforming for a few matches thus, should have not been named in the squad. Zahid Mehmood, who picked three wickets in his T20I debut, is getting immense support from the fans.
Preferring leg-spinner Zahid over Shadab, the critics also find Imad Wasim’s removal from all three teams as ‘unjustification’. Also, Kamran Ghulam is getting severe attention for not getting any opportunity.
Kamran dropped without being tried? Ask fans:
Notably, he surpassed the year-old run-making record in the recently coiled-up domestic event. Despite being named in the red-ball squad against New Zealand, he did not receive any trial match and has been dropped without being his international performance judged.
Picked despite tainted past? Fans slam Sharjeel
Along with all of the mention scenarios, Sharjeel Khan, who was banned from all forms of cricket in 2017 for five years, got his ban lifted two years later. As of now, PCB has made him eligible to represent Pakistan as he is named in the T20I squad vs Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Pak vs SA, Zim squads: Unhappy critics on the ‘justified selection’
Here are the squads:
T20I squad against South Africa and Zimbabwe: Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Danish Aziz, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Sharjeel Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Waseem (jnr), Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf
ODI squad against South Africa and Zimbabwe: Abdullah Shafiq, Babar Azam, Danish Aziz, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Imam ul Haq, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim (jnr), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir
Test squad against South Africa and Zimbabwe: Abdullah Shafiq, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Imran Butt, Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shahnawaz Dahani, Tabish Khan, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Zahid Mehmood