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Former Pakistan batsman Mohammad Wasim believes that all the national players, with the exception of Babar Azam, “don’t deserve to represent Pakistan” or are too inconsistent to be in the side.
Wasim’s comments come after Pakistan were eliminated from the World Cup on Friday.
Despite beating Bangladesh by 94 runs at Lord’s, it was not enough to get them into the semi-finals as they had a worse net run rate than New Zealand.
As a result, New Zealand joined Australia, India and England in the semi-finals.
Pakistan won five games, lost three and had one washed out at the tournament, but despite this, Wasim feels that virtually every player doesn’t deserve to be in the national team or haven’t been consistent enough to warrant a place in the side.
“Pakistan played only with 12 players and there was no back up for the team,” he told The Nation. “We only had one player, Babar Azam, who is [an] automatic choice for 50 over matches, while the rest were struggling to [have] any impact. Either they are all inconsistent or simply don’t deserve to represent Pakistan.”