Pakistan’s victory in the ICC Champions Trophy has been a great turn around and has resulted in becoming a source of unity and joy for the entire nation. The triumph marks beginning of a new era still, it also narrates the story of missed opportunities for some of our boys who are likely to be discarded from the One Day Internationals (ODIs) following the developments during the event.
Here is a list of top 3 cricketers who now seem to have no chance of making a comeback in the format.
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3. Yasir Shah
Despite not producing an extra ordinary performance in the format, Shadab Khan has done just enough to keep his place in the squad. This basically means that there is no place for Yasir Shah in the format and that even if Shadab misses out at some point owing to a niggle or dip in form, the selectors are likely to opt for some other youngster whose fielding skills are at par with Shadab.
2. Ahmed Shehzad
Pakistan’s opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad failed to produce an inning worth remembering ever since making his comeback during Pakistan’s tour to the West Indies. Yet another failure and that too against India during the group stage match of the ICC Champions Trophy seems to be the last nail in the selfie boy’s career.
With good performances throughout the event Fakhar Zaman now finds himself in a firm position and with Azhar Ali and Muhammad Hafeez (also openers) in the side, selectors apparently have no reason to retain Ahmed Shehzad for future tours.
1. Wahab Riaz
Wahab Riaz has surely been out of form for quite some time now. He too like Shahzad failed miserably against India during the group stage game of the ICC event. His disappointing performances and the emergence of Hassan Ali and Junaid Khan during the tournament leave no doubt in mind that selectors are likely to discard Riaz as there is no place left for him in the format.