Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi Monday criticised the nationwide selectors for resting six senior players, together with skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, for the upcoming ODI collection in opposition to Australia, saying a great outing would have boosted their confidence forward of the World Cup.
In a stunning move, the selectors picked younger speedster Mohammad Hasnain within the one-day squad though he has appeared in simply two first-class video games, performed for the Pakistan juniors and did properly within the ongoing Pakistan Super League.
“I don’t know but we must first give chances to the established bowlers like Junaid Khan, Wahab Riaz etc. First look and give proper chance to the established players because after all we are playing in the World Cup,” Afridi stated.
The all-rounder was additionally vital of the choice to relaxation Sarfaraz and different key players for the ‘home’ collection, slated to be held within the UAE.
“Look if we had been playing against a weak side than it made sense to try new players but this is a series against a big team and I don’t think it was right time to rest players after all it is not as if they have been playing for some 10 or 15 years.”
“I would think that if our main players played against a team like Australia and did well it would boost their confidence for the World Cup.”
Afridi, who’s taking part in for his third franchise (Multan) within the PSL, dismissed talks about him lastly taking retirement from all cricket.
“I haven’t had a very good time in this PSL but let’s see which franchise picks me next season or I stay with Multan,” he stated.
The former captain additionally felt that it was time for the PCB to carry its dwelling collection and the whole PSL in Pakistan.
“It was my dream to play this PSL in front of the crowds of Karachi where I have been raised and played all my cricket. I got it today.”
“The way the people have responded to the PSL matches being held in Pakistan I think it is a clear message that we as a nation love cricket and want to see matches at home.”