Aaqib Javed
'We sent a T 20 team to play Test series against South Africa' - Aaqib Javed

Former Pakistan Test cricketer Aaqib Javed bashed on the national teams’ performance in the recent Test series against South Africa.

On Friday, Aaqib while talking to media in Lahore said, “Selection for the Test series against South Africa was not correct,” he said, “We actually sent a T 20 team to play Test series against South Africa.”

Former paceman also said that it was a result of lack of preparations and lack of lethal bowling attack. He criticized the national selection committee on not following the standard parameters of selecting players.

“The selection committee should restrict the all-rounders of the limited overs to the white ball cricket, There was no pacer in the team including Amir whose own speed was below-par throughout the series,” he added.

He further said that we are wasting talent in the name of fitness, there is a huge difference between cricket and football, Inzamam would never have become a successful cricketer had run fast been a necessity.

“Coaches should set-up camps for the World Cup instead of going on vacations,” the former coach said in his interview.

Talking about the upcoming ODI series, Aaqib hoped that it will be better as the team is more capable in the shorter format.

Pakistan will play the first ODI against South Africa on Saturday, at St George’s Park.