‘No vision at all’: Inzamam criticises Pakistan’s Test squad selection

LAHORE: Former Pakistan cricket skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq has expressed dissatisfaction with the selection of the Test squad for the two-match series against South Africa, saying that the selection was carried out with “no vision at all.”

On his YouTube channel, the former captain further said that it seems as the 20-member squad has been selected to please people. “Selection is the name of vision for the next two years. Your vision defines your selection, “he added.

“In the team announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the selection committee headed by Mohammad Wasim showed no vision at all.” The former batsman added that this team lacks the ability to win matches.

Inzamam further said, “You can prepare big turners against South Africa to win matches but you can’t groom players for future series and that is the most depressing part of this selection,” he said.

“Can anyone tell me Tabish Khan who is a pacer and is over 36 would go on to improve from here? Even a batsman reaching this age can’t be selected for the very first time for a Test side,” he added.

He also lashed out at Haris Rauf inclusion, saying that the pacer played three first-class matches only taking just seven wickets, and “you have named him in the Test squad.” He also criticised the selection of Abdullah Shafique, who has played just one first-class match, saying he did not merit a place in the squad.

Pakistan cricket chief selector Mohammad Wasim on Friday announced a 20-member squad for home series against South Africa with nine uncapped players in the list.