The announcement of Pakistan’s final squad for the World Cup has raised many eyebrows, with people questioning the merit of the players picked among the 15 members. The surprising inclusion of Wahab Riaz into the team has sparked a backlash from fans, especially given the fact that the left-arm pacer has not donned the green jersey in 2 years.
Former Pakistan cricketer Bazid Khan has also shared his opinion on the final configuration of the Pakistan team, remarking that players consistently playing in the side have been overlooked. He ironically stated that the merit of the selection committee seems to prefer players not representing the side at the moment.
The exclusion of Junaid Khan and Faheem Ashraf has been under focus, since the duo had been in Pakistan’s long-term plans for quite a lengthy period of time.