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Is Imad Wasim the future prospect for Pakistan’s Test cricket?
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Is Imad Wasim the future prospect for Pakistan’s Test cricket?

The 30-year old, Imad Wasim, who has represented Pakistan in 52 ODIs and 32 T20Is, is now playing as the captain of team Northern (Pakistan) in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2019/20. The all-rounder has played 76 First-Class matches till date, but this leadership is a new experience for the left-arm off-spinner.

Imad, who is known for un-orthodox spin bowling, has not been able to make it to the Pakistan’s Test squad so far. With an average of almost 41 with the bat in the First-Class, accompanied by 31 bowling average, Imad is not a bad option for selection in the Test squad as per records.

Patience, temperament, and fitness are the key factors that are required to excel in the Test format, and as far as the all-rounder is concerned, he has not been really tested in the longer format of the game. His leadership role for team Northern will provide a great deal to him as it will help him learn the art of captaincy and the skills required to succeed in the longer format of the game.

However, Pakistani management has not shown a lot of signs regarding the inclusion of Imad Wasim in the Test squad. The performances in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam will be the degerming factor in the selection of roster for the ICC Test Championship.