Mohammad Haris made his debut for Pakistan within the not too long ago received ODI sequence towards West India at residence. The younger wicketkeeper-batter featured in all three matches however didn’t make an influence, with simply six runs in two innings. Former star all-rounder Shahid Afridi feels that it was a “silly determination” by the chief selector Mohammad Wasim to pick out a participant for ODI matches on the idea of performances within the Pakistan Tremendous League 2022 (PSL).
The 21-year-old batter scored 166 runs in simply 5 PSL matches at a strike price of 186.51 with the assistance of 1 fifty, however he has scored simply 544 runs in 23 matches at a mean of 34.0 and a strike price of 101.68 in Record A cricket. After the primary match towards West Indies, former cricketer Rashid Latif additionally slammed the selectors for over Haris’ choice within the ODI squad. Now, Afridi has questioned the choice committee for a similar motive.
“It was a silly determination by these individuals. I received’t say this to Ramiz Raja but when Mohammad Wasim is listening, I ask him to don’t take such steps. Why are you deciding on a participant who carried out in two T20 matches for ODI cricket? Is the method that straightforward to earn Pakistan’s cap? He [Haris] ought to have performed T20 cricket if he was chosen on the idea of efficiency within the shortest format,” Afridi advised Samaa TV.
Not as if Rizwan’s cricket has completed that you just introduced a brand new participant: Shahid Afridi
Mohammad Rizwan has wonderful numbers in Check and T20I codecs, however he has failed to copy the identical within the ODIs. The wicketkeeper-batter has scored 982 runs in 47 ODIs at a mean barely over 28, and in addition struggled within the West Indies sequence with simply 85 runs in three matches. Haris that includes within the squad raises extra questions on Rizwan’s future within the ODI format as properly. Nevertheless, Afridi has backed the star batter and feels the participant ought to get pleasure from ODI cricket as a substitute of doing something particular.
“I additionally again the inclusion of younger gamers however at the very least allow them to play home cricket. You may have Sarfaraz and Rizwan as properly. It isn’t as if Rizwan’s cricket has completed that you’ve got introduced in one other participant. He doesn’t must do something particular. Rizwan ought to get pleasure from ODI cricket, much like what he does in T20I cricket,” Afridi stated.