‘Some players want rest before T20 World Cup’ says Rizwan


Jamaica: Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan revealed that some players want to rest before T20 World Cup in order to remain mentally and physically fit for the mega event.

Green Shirts are scheduled to play the ODI series against Afghanistan in Sri Lanka during the first week of September. They are currently in West Indies, preparing for the second Test against West Indies.

“We have been playing continuously for last eight to nine months and we are in bio-secure bubble which is quite tough,” Rizwan told reporters.

“Our main event is T20 World Cup and most of the players want to rest. Our physio has also suggested rest for our body and the players sitting on the bench have the best opportunity to showcase themselves,” he added.

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On the other hand, Rizwan denied reports that Chief Selector Mohammad Wasim and Babar Azam are not on the same page regarding team selection.

“I did not hear that there was any problem between the captain and the chief selector
There is no such thing that the captain and the chief selector are not on the same page, we are all one. Yes there can be differences in opinion but in the end, we try to make decisions in the favor of the team,” he added.

Meanwhile, Rizwan is confident that side will make comeback in the second Test against the hosts after losing the first by one wicket only.

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