There are at least 3 bad decisions in Pakistan’s #T20WorldCup2022 squad that was announced yesterday and so, here is a look at what they are why PCB needs to rectify them ahead of the prestigious ICC event that begins next month in Australia.
Fakhar Zaman doesn’t have a very good track record on UAE wickets where #AsiaCup2022 was played however, he is known to be effective on bouncy tracks. Hence, with the world cup in Australia it only made sense to retain the left-handed upper order batsman. There are also rumors that he was ignored owing to a knee injury. I mean a senior cricketer like him is either good enough to be part of the squad or you simply drop him. Placing him in the reserves is one decision that makes no sense whatsoever.
No Sarfaraz Ahmed In #T20WorldCup2022 Squad
Selectors have once again persisted with Mohd. Haris as a back up (in travelling reserves) to wicket-keeper batter Mohd. Rizwan even though Haris has failed to impress despite multiple opportunities. While there is no harm in giving more chances to a young cricketer; it is the world cup where you need experience and where there is little room for experiment. Pakistan then without a shadow of doubt should have selected former skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed as a back up to Rizwan.
No Imad Wasim
Usman Qadir is definitely over-rated! He bowls a lot of full tosses and is also not an all-rounder like Nawaz or Shadab. Hence, there shouldn’t have been a problem dropping him and rather selecting either Imad Wasim or Shahnawaz Dahani.