Shan Masood, Haris Sohail, and Mohammad Abbas have been dropped. Hasan Ali is back. 9 newcomers in a team of 20 people! The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the squad for the two-Test series against South Africa starting on January 26.
But after the announcement of the party, if the selectors of the PCB had peace! Criticism or praise is regular. However, Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal’s criticism was a little too much. According to him, he will be able to defeat this team of Pakistan or the Wapdar team!
‘I can guarantee, in writing, that either WAPDA or the SSGC (Sui Southern Gas Corporation cricket team) team (Pakistan) can beat this team. Give me power, I will form a team with WAPDA players. I can bet they will lose to this team in four days, ”said Kamran.
In Kamran’s eyes, he has never seen such a weak team at the highest level of cricket. He cannot accept Pakistan’s test against a strong team like South Africa.
With the exception of Babar Azam and Azhar Ali, Akmal sees no one to rely on in batting, ‘You can’t win a match with just two batsmen — Babar Azam and Azhar Ali. Babur has just returned from a long injury, and Azhar’s batting could be shaky against the South African leg-spinners. ‘
“I wonders what our inexperienced battings line-ups will do againsts theirs experiences bowlers,” said Kamran’s.
I understand they will make a whirlwind pitch for the visitors as the ball comes down. Despite that, we needed a strong batting lineup like spin. In my opinion, this is the most inexperienced batting line-up in Pakistan’s Test history. ‘
Kamran also questioned the inclusion of Haris Sohail and Abdullah Shafiq in the team. He claimed that Usman Salauddin, who played well in domestic cricket, should have been given a chance.
All in all, Kamran quotes a word used by legendary captain Imran Khan in his description of the team. Before Pakistan’s match against India in the 2019 World Cup, Imran tweeted, “Sarfaraz Ahmed (Pakistan’s captain in the World Cup) should take an expert batsman or bowler to take an attacking strategy to win. Because Rally Kattara can hardly do well in the face of pressure. ‘
What Imran Khan, the legendary captain who won the 1992 World Cup and the current Prime Minister of Pakistan, meant by ‘Rally Katta’ was a hot topic at the time. According to some, Rally Katta basically means a bull fattened in Pakistan, which is of no use. However, in the case of human beings, ‘Rayallu Katta’ means a person who has no purpose in life, who cannot do any work very well.
“It’s Test cricket, it’s not a second-grade event that you will continue to work with,” Kamran said of the Pakistan team. When the chief selector said that many of the batsmen in the team can also bowl, it seems like a joke. In Test cricket, you don’t have the benefit of a half-bowler or a half-batsman, you need an expert batsman-bowler. ‘
Kamran also rightly acknowledged that the Pakistan board had snatched most of the chief selector’s responsibilities from the team’s head coach Misbah-ul-Haq. There was no response from Misbah for this disrespect. But he deserves it because in the recent past he has messed up the team selection, which has led to poor performance in all categories. ‘
Pakistan in Test series against South Africa:
Openers: Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafiq, Imran Butt.
Middle-order batsmen: Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Kamran Ghulam, Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakil.
All-rounders: Fahim Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz.
Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Spinners: Numan Ali, Sajid Khan, Yasir Shah.
Fast bowlers: Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Tabish Khan.