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Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has insisted that he has no regrets over including his nephew, Imam-ul-Haq, in the Test side for the recent tours of Ireland and England.
Imam starred in the historic Test against Ireland as he guided Pakistan to victory with an unbeaten 74.
However, the 22-year-old was unable to replicate the success he had against Ireland in the two-Test series against England as he only mustered 56 runs at an average of 18.66.
Despite failing to impress against England, Inzamam revealed that the decision to select Imam for the tours of Ireland and England was made by batting coach Grant Flower.
“When it comes to the selection of any batsman, we take the advice of the Head Coach, Mickey Arthur, and the batting coaches as well,” he was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “The batting coaches are aware of what work the player has done during the off-season and is a good indicator of his progress.
“In Imam’s case, we asked for a report from the Pakistan batting coach, Grant Flower, and he praised Imam and recommended that he should be included in the side, as he has the potential to become a good international player.
“Based on that, we gave Imam a chance to play in the Test side in Ireland and England. Now I am not saying that Imam’s performances during those games were exceptional or he does not have flaws, but what I see in him is the potential to become a better player, as long as he continues to work hard. Now, it depends on the player to avail the chances he gets.”