Sarfraz Nawaz predicts tough time for Pakistan team against Zimbabwe – Cricket News Update
Sarfraz Nawaz, the former Pakistan’s cricketer on Wednesday, predicted that the national team will face tough time in the upcoming Test as well One-Day international series against Zimbabwe, blaming poorly selected squad and weak
“Resting pace duo of Umer Gul and Wahab Riaz and not considering young all-rounder Hammad Azam and pacer Muhammad Talha was big injustice and blunder,” Sarfraz told to media person.
Gul and Wahab had given a considerable performance in the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2011. Wahab, especially played significant role in the high-profile semi-final, where he made his five-wicket haul. However,
Gul went a bit out of form in the game, and was rested for the Caribbean tour, after mega event’s conclusion.
The former cricketer also added that Pakistan will have to depend on only experienced bowler Ajmal Saeed.
The right arm spinner is in his brilliant form and he gave key bowling performance in the global event. He continued with his brilliant form in all the series played after World Cup.
Sarfraz is not the only critic of Pakistani selectors for the tour of Zimbabwe; rather many other experts have also condemned the selectors for including more inexperienced players.
The former Test pacer however appreciated Junaid Khan’s inclusion saying that he was a talented youngster with bright future ahead.
He also said that Zimbabwe are now with their spirit at the peak, as they have thrashed Bangladesh in the recently concluded Test as well as ODI series.
“Bad results against Zimbabwe could put Pakistan cricket in disarray and it may harm them in their build-up for home series against Sri Lanka and England in United Arab Emirates,” he explained.
The chief selector Mohsin Khan earlier in response to the criticism on the squad for the Zimbabwe tour said that the purpose of selecting young blood was to give them a chance to represent Pakistan at international level.
He also added that if the young players would not be given international exposure than there would be no purpose of providing them special training.
The tour to Zimbabwe starts next month with one-off Test.