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Sarfaraz Nawaz backs Usman Qadir’s inclusion in the national team
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Sarfaraz Nawaz backs Usman Qadir’s inclusion in the national team

Pakistan’s head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq hasn’t been finding an easy life ever since commencing his new role. As if the Sarfaraz fiasco wasn’t enough, the announced T20I and Test squads for Australia attracted criticism. Inclusions like Usman Qadir exacerbated the matter as people highlighted his unimpressive record in the domestic circuit.

However, former Pakistan cricketer Sarfaraz Nawaz is finding himself in a disagreement with all the critics. The 70-year old thinks that Misbah is looking to develop a new-look team which is a promising sign. Particularly, he appreciated picking Usman Qadir in the national squad who is the son of the legendary spinner, Abdul Qadir.

Sarfaraz said that he admits the poor numbers of Usman in the domestic circuit, but added that people are discounting the fact that the Lahore born contains an experience of Australian conditions, which he got by playing for Perth Scorchers in the highly celebrated Big Bash League (BBL). Hence, picking Usman as Shadab Khan’s backup made a lot of sense to him.