Wasim Akram rates Sarfraz Ahmed as Pakistan’s best wicket keeper, and slams PCB’s selection policy
Former fast bowler, Wasim Akram, has slammed the Pakistan’s selection committee’s policy to keep changing wicketkeepers.
According to him, there has been inconsistency in the wicket keeping department, and selection committee has not been interested to provide opportunity to deserving wicketkeepers.
Earlier, the Pakistan’s Chief Selector, Mohsin Hasan Khan claimed that they have been stick with the consistent selection policy, and looking forward to consider young players before the challenging competitions.
However, the Pakistan’s former fast bowler, Akram has refused Mohsin’s claim, and slammed him for not considering the wicket keeper, Sarfraz Ahmed.
“How can Mohsin talk of consistency? Is playing four separate wicket-keepers in the last one year consistency. If Kamran Akmal is not played due to any reason other than cricket, there is no second opinion that Sarfraz Ahmed is
the best glovesman in the country,” he said.
Earlier, before the start of the World Cup, the selector did not select Kamran for the Test series against New Zealand because of match-fixing allegations, and included his younger brother, Adnan Akmal in the team.
Though, the 26-year-old, Adnan was not impressive with his batting performance during the Kiwi tour, scored just 68 runs with an average of 34 in the 2-match Test series, but was right on the money behind the wickets.
However, while announcing the ODI squad against New Zealand, the selection committee once again implemented its famous ‘U-Turn Policy’, neglected Adnan, and picked Kamran in the team.
The experienced wicket keeper, Kamran also succeeded to get place in the World Cup’s squad; however, he performed terribly during the event, which forced selectors to drop him from the team Pakistan for the Caribbean tour.
It was expected that the selection committee is going to give another chance to Adnan or Sarfraz Ahmed, who has been phenomenal with his batting and wicket keeping performance in the domestic cricket of the country, would earn
the national call, however, they Mohammad Salman against West Indies.
Coming back to Akram’s criticism, he slammed the Chief Selector, Moshin for his inconsistent selection policy.
“Then, when Adnan gave a superb performance in Tests in New Zealand, why was he dropped for the West Indies tour and Mohammad Salman was given a chance. Now the selectors have again recalled Adnan. Is this consistency?” he asked.