Wasim reveals reason behind Azam, Sharjeel’s non-selection for SA T20Is


Lahore: Chief Selector Mohammad Wasim has revealed that few benchmarks have been set for hard-hitters Azam Khan and Sharjeel Khan in order to get selected in Pakistan team.

Wasim, while announcing the squad for the three-match T20I series against South Africa, said they have given some plans to both of them and if the duo can achieve in the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) or after that, they will be considered for the selection.

“There is no doubt on their batting skills as they are the best hitters in the country currently. We are keeping a close eye on them and have set few benchmarks. They are definitely in our plans,” Wasim said.

“If they achieve the given benchmarks during the PSL and further, definitely they will be considered for selection,” he added.

Note, Azam has emerged as one of the cleanest hitters recently while Sharjeel has been playing all forms of domestic cricket.

When Misbah-ul-Haq was the chief selector, he emphasized that if Sharjeel wants to make a comeback, he must work on fitness for the selection.

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