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Pakistan Skipper Babar Azam And Chief Selector Muhammad Wasim Spar Over Shan Masood’s Batting Quantity | Cricket Information

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has refused chairman of selectors Muhammad Wasim‘s request to accommodate specialist opener Shan Masood within the middle-order for the West Indies collection because the variations between the 2 is now out in public area. Wasim in an interview to a YouTube channel had stated that he was in contact with Shan, who’s scoring closely in English county championship in addition to Vitality T20 blast matches.

Wasim had mentioned with Shan about the opportunity of attempting him out within the middle-order in white ball codecs as competitors for the opening slots was very tight within the Pakistan staff.

“I’ve informed Shan that he ought to now attempt to bat within the middle-order in order that we’ve proof he could make the change for us,” Wasim stated.

Apparently, when the media spoke to Babar, he made it clear there was no risk of this occurring.

Babar insisted that together with Shan within the facet as a middle-order batter can be unfair with the left-hander and likewise with the opposite gamers who’re already in rivalry for middle-order slots.

“Shan Masood bats on the high of the order and he has not batted decrease down the order. I feel it could be unfair with Shan to play him at Nos 5 or 6. We’ve got a watch on him and he will likely be thought-about taking the stability of the facet under consideration,” Babar stated in Lahore.

The 32-year-old Shan was a part of the Pakistan Check squad for the latest residence collection towards Australia however did not get an opportunity to play however his kind in white ball codecs has additionally been spectacular in home cricket, PSL and now in England.

There have additionally been speculations about Wasim and head coach Saqlain Mushtaq surrendering to Babar and different senior gamers once they refused to take a break from the ODI collection towards the West Indies.

Though Wasim denies this, phrase is that Babar did not agree with selectors and coaches on taking relaxation whereas permitting fringe gamers a go towards the West Indies.

Babar additionally shot down recommendations whereas speaking to the media about giving wicketkeper-batsman Muhammad Haris, a crack towards the Windies within the three ODIs in Multan subsequent week.


“It’s too early to provide him an opportunity. Rizwan has not been performing as anticipated in ODIs however he’s nonetheless including worth at his place. Our mixture is balanced and I’ve full religion in Rizwan as I’ll at all times have his again,” Babar stated.

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