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Pakistan left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz has admitted that the national team’s bowling attack for the World Cup is “young and inexperienced”.
Pakistan left out players like Wahab, Mohammad Amir and Usman Khan Shinwari for the World Cup.
Instead of picking any of them, Pakistan opted to select 19-year-old seamer Mohammad Hasnain, who has taken four wickets in four ODIs at an average of 59.
With the World Cup beginning on May 30, Wahab reiterated that Pakistan are lacking in experience when it comes to their bowling.
“I won’t say if I would have made a difference. But it is true that our [side] is young and inexperienced … experienced players would have made a difference,” Wahab told Geo.tv. “Nevertheless, these players will gain experience only by playing continuously.
“The bowlers will have to bowl smartly in England as the ball usually remains even on the English tracks, which are usually batting [friendly]. So I think bowlers who will bowl with pace and accuracy will be successful here. You don’t need to experiment [much] with the bowling there.”
Pakistan will kick off their World Cup campaign against the West Indies on May 31 in Nottingham.