PCB Considering Shan Masood For White Ball Cricket, Says Mohd. Wasim

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Chief Selector PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board), Mohd. Wasim has explained in a recent interview that discarded top-order batsman Shan Masood is being considered for selection in the ODIs and T20is.

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Mohd. Wasim Explains Why Shan Masood Was Ignored For The West Indies ODI Series

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Explaining why the in form top-order batsman, Shan Masood was not selected for the home ODI series against the West Indies Wasim via Cricket Baaz with Waheed Khan said, “Shan Masood isn’t far away from the Pakistan team. He is a part of the red-ball squad as third opener, and he’s close to the white-ball squads. Our problem is that we have a top-heavy lineup in white-ball cricket. Our next consideration is perhaps giving him a chance at another position [white ball] and I’ve been in touch with Shan about that.”

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Wasim while floating the idea of utilizing Masood in Pakistan’s weak middle-order said, “You want a player to play at his usual number in an ideal situation. However, because of how Shan is performing and how we’re struggling in the middle order, there is a chance that he could fit there in the future. But we lack evidence to support this idea. We haven’t seen Shan play that role previously, so can we try this experiment at the international level? Ideally, we wait for him to perform in some domestic tournament or league in the middle order to have some evidence for it. I have been in touch with him about this, and he’s on board with the idea. It’s something under consideration.”