Pakistan Skipper Babar Azam And Chief Selector Muhammad Wasim Spar Over Shan Masood’s Batting Number

Pakistan Skipper Babar Azam And Chief Selector Muhammad Wasim Spar Over Shan Masood’s Batting Number

Pakistani captain Babar Azam The chairman of the selectors has refused. Muhammad WasimRequest to adjust the expert opener Sean Masood In the middle order of the West Indies series because the differences between the two are now out in the public domain. Wasim said in an interview with a YouTube channel that he was in touch with Sean, who has been scoring heavily in the English County Championship as well as Vitality T20 Blast matches.

Wasim had talked to Sean about the possibility of trying him out in the middle order in whiteball formats as the competition for the starting places in the Pakistani team was fierce.

“I told Sean he should try to bat in the middle order now so that we have the evidence that he can make a difference for us,” said Wasim.

Interestingly, when the media spoke to Babar, he made it clear that this was unlikely to happen.

Babar insisted that including Sean as a middle-order batsman would be an injustice to left-handed batsmen and other players who are already in contention for middle-order slots.

“Shaun Masood is batting on top order and he is not batting on lower order. I think it would be unfair to play him at number 5 or 6 with Shaun. We have our eye on him and he has considered it. The balance of the side is in the account, “Babar said in Lahore.

Shaun, 32, was part of the Pakistani Test squad for the recent home series against Australia but did not get a chance to play but his form in whiteball formats has been excellent in domestic cricket, PSL and now in England as well. .

There is also speculation about Wasim and the head coach. ثقلین مشتاق Surrender to Babar and other senior players when they refused to take a break from the ODI series against the West Indies.

Although Wasim denies this, the word is that Babar did not agree to rest with the selectors and coaches while the French players were allowed to go against the West Indies.

Babar also turned down suggestions to the media about giving wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Haris a crack against the Windies in three ODIs in Multan next week.


“It is too early to give him a chance. Rizwan is not performing as expected in ODIs but he is still increasing his position. Our combination is balanced and I have full confidence in Rizwan because I will always be his. I will stay behind. ” Babar said.

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