ADELAIDE: Former Pakistani cricketer Ramiz Raja has advised the Pakistan Cricket Board to appoint left arm pacer Wahab Riaz as captain of Pakistan cricket team, ARYSports.tv reports.
Misbah-ul-Haq retired from one day cricket following Pakistan’s exit from the World Cup on Friday. He had announced his retirement months before the start of the tournament.
Raja said that Riaz has the ingredients to be a leader as he showed aggression and passion which is needed in the team to get back on track.
The left arm pacer bowled a memorable spell in the quarter final against Australia, drawing appraise from cricketing greats. The match could have gone in Pakistan’s favor if Rahat Ali and Sohail Khan would have taken the catches off Riaz’s bowling.
He said that Pakistan can learn from Australia as to try out of the box experiments as the Kangaroos imposed confidence in domestic great George Bailey to lead the national team.
Wahab took 16 wickets in the mega event with an average of 23.00 and an economy rate of 5.56.
Pakistan will play two Tests, three ODIs and a T20I in April against Bangladesh.