Former Pakistan cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq is not satisfied with the selection of the Pakistan cricket team’s squad for the two-match Test series against South Africa and said the selection was made with “no vision at all”.
The 50-year-old former batsman said while speaking via his YouTube channel that,
“20-member squad has been selected to please people. Selection is the name of vision for the next two years. Your vision defines your selection, “ he said.
“In the team announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), [the] selection committee headed by Mohammad Wasim showed no vision at all,” Inzamam added.
The former batsman said that the Pakistan cricket team has no ability to win the match against the visiting team.
“No one can say that this team can beat any good side. You can prepare big turners against South Africa to win matches but you can’t groom players for future series and that is the most depressing part of this selection,” he said.
Pakistan cricket chief selector Mohammad Wasim on Friday announced a 20-member squad for the home series against South Africa with nine uncapped players on the list.
On Friday, Mohammad Wasim had announced a 20-member squad for home series against South Africa, Inzamam had expressed his dissatisfaction and said,
“Can anyone tell me Tabish Khan who is a pacer and is over 36 would go on to improve from here? Even a batsman reaching this age can’t be selected for the very first time for a Test side,” he said.
“Haris Rauf is another example. He has played three first-class matches only taking just seven wickets and you have named him in the Test squad,” Inzamam added.
The former cricketer also criticized the selection of Abdullah Shafique.
“Sadly, this has become our selection criteria. On the basis of just one first-class match, we are making efforts to give a Test cap to a player.”
On the other hand, the former cricketer appreciated the selection of Saud Shakeel and Sajid Khan saying “they are good performers and have aged at their side.”