Latif reveals who were Pakistan’s standout players at the World Cup

Rashid Latif believes Shaheen Shah Afridi, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz and Babar Azam were the standout players for Pakistan at the World Cup cricket

Rashid Latif: “Shaheen Shah Afridi, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz and Babar Azam played a wonderful role in helping Pakistan win major matches at the World Cup”

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Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif believes that batsman Babar Azam, spinner Imad Wasim and the left-arm pace trio of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz were the standout players at the World Cup.

Azam was Pakistan’s highest run-scorer at the tournament as he accumulated 474 runs in eight matches, which included a century and three fifties, at an average of 67.71.

Imad scored 162 runs in six matches at an average of 54 and also took two wickets at an average of 94.

Afridi claimed 16 wickets in five matches at an average of 14.62, while Amir picked up 17 wickets in eight games at an average of 21.05.

As for Wahab, he snapped up 11 wickets in eight games at an average of 36.36.

“Shaheen Shah Afridi, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz and Babar Azam played a wonderful role in helping Pakistan win major matches at the World Cup,” Latif told The Nation. “But others need to back these players, so [does] the captain, who must adopt a more aggressive approach and never let his [guard] down.

“As a captain, people and players are looking at him to play a leader’s role. I am sure the PCB and Sarfraz Ahmed must have learned a lot from the World Cup exit and they won’t repeat the same mistakes.”

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