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Former Pakistan captain and all-rounder Shahid Afridi believes that left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz should be recalled to the ODI squad.
Afridi’s comments come after Pakistan announced their squad for the upcoming five-match ODI series against South Africa, which begins on January 19 in Port Elizabeth.
Pakistan have picked numerous seamers in their side, including Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Faheem Ashraf and Usman Khan Shinwari.
But, Afridi noted that if the selectors feel that there is a lack of pace in the team, they should draft Wahab into the side.
Good luck for the ODIs and third Test against S. Africa to team Pakistan. I feel that if pace is what we are lacking we should try and give a chance to Wahab Riaz in the squad. All the best Pakistan! 🇵🇰
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) January 9, 2019
“Good luck for the ODIs and third Test against [South] Africa to team Pakistan. I feel that if pace is what we are lacking we should try and give a chance to Wahab Riaz in the squad. All the best Pakistan!” Afridi tweeted.
Pakistan currently trail 2-0 in their ongoing Test series against the Proteas, and they will be looking to claim a consolation win in the third Test, which gets underway on January 11 in Johannesburg.