Inzamam-ul-Haq shows concern over exclusion of Amir and Wahab


Lahore: Former Pakistan captain and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has shown his concern regarding the exclusion of the pace bowling duo of Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz from the T20I series against Bangladesh.

“Wahab and Amir should not be dropped because the duo is experienced and shorter the format, the better they are at bowling,” Inzamam said on his youtube channel.

“If both are excluded because of Test cricket so, this is not the right way to deal this matter because both of them are seniors and selectors should take advantage of them as the T20 World Cup is near,” he added.

The former right-handed batsman was not pleased with so many changes in the shorter format and thinks that the team should comprise of senior and junior players.

“I was uncleared on what to say regarding the T20I team but now I believe that there should be a mixture of senior and young players and making seven to eight changes collectively will affect the performance of the side,” he maintained.

The 49-year-old threw weight behind Fakhar Zaman and termed him dangerous from all the current batsmen playing in the Pakistan team.

“Fakhar is dangerous as compare to all the selected batsman in all three formats, I know his performances were not good in the previous matches but keeping in mind that his style of play is different so he must have given the confidence again,” He added.

He appreciated the decision of bringing Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez and also backed the selection of three uncapped players Ahsan Ali, Amad Butt and Haris Rauf in the T20 side because of their performances in the domestic circuit.

It must be noted that Pakistan will play the three-match T20I series against Bangladesh in Gaddafi Stadium at Lahore from January 24th.