Very tough to leave him out, Wasim on attacking Pakistan opener

Pakistan chief selector Mohammad Wasim said it was very tough to leave Fakhar Zaman out of the main team for the T20 World Cup

Mohammad Wasim: “The decision about Fakhar Zaman was very tough”

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Pakistan chief selector Mohammad Wasim admitted it was a very tough decision to leave opening batsman Fakhar Zaman out of the main team for the T20 World Cup.

This comes after Zaman was selected as a reserve player for the tournament.

In the ODI series against England, Zaman scored 63 runs in three matches at an average of 21.

He made 58 runs at an average of 19.33 in the three-match T20 series that followed.

As for the T20 series against the West Indies, he mustered 15 runs in the one inning he batted.

Zaman is currently representing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the National T20 Cup and made scores of 26 and 1 in his first two games against Central Punjab and Southern Punjab respectively.

“The decision about Fakhar Zaman was very tough,” Wasim told Cricket Pakistan.

Pakistan will kick off their T20 World Cup campaign against India on October 24 in Dubai.

Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad: Babar Azam (capt), Shadab Khan (vice-capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Asif Ali, Sohaib Maqsood, Azam Khan (wk), Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hasnain.

Pakistan T20 World Cup Reserves: Usman Qadir, Shanawaz Dahani, Fakhar Zaman

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4 thoughts on “Very tough to leave him out, Wasim on attacking Pakistan opener

  1. Waseem awam ko bewakouf mat banao sach kue nhi bata raha us ko drop is lya kiya ha ka babar & Rizwan friendship na openings karni hoti ha apni ranking achy karni ka lya.
    Jo performance aip Fakhar ki bata raha ho tumha pata ha wo kis no pa batting karna ayta tha kabi 3, 4,5,6 even ka wo genuine opner batsman ha last four years sa 2017 icc campion trophy sa white ball cricket ka. babar ab bol raha ha wo new ball nhi khel sakta.
    Babar ko Kohli sa acha banna ha team ki us ko koi parwa nhi. Us ki ranking achy honi chahiya team ki nhi jesa ha ab bi ha.
    Is team ka sath pak kabi bi world cup nhi jeet sakta

  2. Dum selection of Team . This team is a biased selection ., if the selectors are with limited experience , only TV talk experience. This will not even qualify for last four. Selection team to changed.

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