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Chief selector tags Imad Wasim as a ‘limited’ cricketer

Mohammad Wasim consider Mohammad Nawaz a more dynamic all-rounder

Chief selector tags Imad Wasim as a ‘limited’ cricketer PHOTO: Reuters

Pakistan Men’s Chief Selector Mohammad Wasim has revealed the reason behind the exclusion of all-rounder Imad Wasim from the upcoming tours of Zimbabwe and South Africa.

While speaking in a press conference, Wasim said that all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz is a more dynamic cricketer as compared to Imad which is why he was selected ahead of the latter.

“We have replaced Imad Wasim with Mohammad Nawaz keeping in mind the way he has performed. One thing that we saw missing in our side was bowlers who were able to bowl at different stages of the match, be it with the new ball or in the middle overs, and Nawaz is someone who can do that. The same applies to his batting as he can fit in at any slot considering the situation of the match,” said Wasim.

He also advised Imad to root out the limitations from his game.

“We have seen some limitations in Imad’s game, which he needs to improve. In white-ball cricket, especially, you can’t be a limited cricketer and need to be ready for a given situation or conditions,” he said.

“When we compared the two, we saw Nawaz as the better option,” he concluded.

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Pakistan will take part in three one-day internationals in South Africa, starting in Centurion on April 2. The other two matches are in Johannesburg (April 4) and Centurion (April 7).

The teams will also play four Twenty20 internationals after the ODI series.

Following that, Pakistan travel north for two Tests and three Twenty20 internationals in Zimbabwe.