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Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah still trying to prove their mettle: Saeed Ajmal


Gulmeena HamidWeb Editor

23rd Sep, 2020. 11:44 pm
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Saeed Ajmal

Former cricketer Saeed Ajmal believes that Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah are not eligible to play Test cricket together, as they do not have experience in the longest format.

While giving an interview Saeed said,

“They are young and are still trying to prove their mettle. You need to go through the tough phase in domestic cricket to be able to perform in Test cricket. They have hardly played a single domestic season.”

He went on to say that young cricketers should only play a limited-over match.

“In limited-overs cricket, you can play young cricketers, but you need experienced players to win you Test matches. You can have one young bowler rather than having a completely inexperienced attack. England team also played only one young pacer along with their experienced bowlers.”

Meanwhile, regarding the upcoming home series against Zimbabwe, Saeed Ajmal believed that,

“At least 50 percent of youngsters should be tried against Zimbabwe as their team isn’t that strong. A young spinner can be tried in place of Imad Wasim so that we have a pool of spinners for the future. However, we cannot afford to lose a match as well, so some seniors should be there in ODIs as they can guide the youngsters.”

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