Sarfaraz Ahmed was dropped from the squads that will compete in the upcoming tour of Australia
Former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar expressed his disappointment towards the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for dropping Sarfaraz Ahmed from the Test and T20I squad for the upcoming Australia tour. Ahmed played in the recently concluded Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan where he led the T20I and ODI squads.
‘Sarfaraz has been dropped. In my opinion, PCB is not right in dropping the former skipper as he has a good record in the T20 format. I would suggest Sarfaraz to make a strong come back and make a statement. As a captain, he was not daring enough. I hope he changes his attitude to make a comeback’, Akhtar said in his vlog uploaded on YouTube.
Despite his dismay over the board for sacking Ahmed, he praised them for their team selection. According to the former cricketer, they perfectly blend senior and young cricketers in the team, which is the best choice to form the squad.
‘It's a difficult and tough tour. We have always failed to win a series in Australia. PCB has done progressive thinking and they have selected the right squad for the series. I am not talking about the batting, I am not fully satisfied when it comes to batting as in my opinion Kamran Akmal should have been selected for the T20 format’, he said.
The Pakistan Cricket Team’s tour of Australia will begin on November 3. It will begin with a three-match T20I series. The Test series comes next which will count for the ICC World Test Championship.
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