Pakistan will have to rely on specialized cricketers for the next T20 CWC: Wahab Riaz


ISLAMABAD: Pakistani pacemaker Wahab Riaz believes Pakistan will have to rely on specialist cricketers rather than all-rounders for the next Twenty20 World Cricket Championship to be held in Australia.

“In Australia, Pakistan will need specialized batsmen and specialized bowlers. When it comes to all-rounders, you have to be good enough like Jacques Kallis, who used to beat in position 2-3, bowling at 145 km / h and doing his four overs, ”cricketpakistan.com.pk quoted Wahab.

Recalling Pakistan's run into the semifinals of the 2021 T20 World Cricket Championship, Wahab said Pakistan was destined to win the tournament but it was an unlucky knockout game against Australia. “Unfortunately, Hasan Ali's catch should have won the match, but that happens in cricket.

I don't think that's why we lost the game. If we had 9-10 runs in the last over we would still have had a chance, ”said Wahab. Regarding Pakistan's clean blow to Bangladesh, Wahab praised the Pakistani team.

"Bangladesh beat Australia and New Zealand, they are difficult opposition in their conditions and I think Pakistan managed to get important results," he said. When asked, he said, “Skipper Babar Azam has done extremely well over the last few years and this was a slip and something very different from him, which is fine and does appear in cricket but he will do it easily. "Said Wahab.

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The 35-year-old was still looking for a comeback opportunity to play for Pakistan after he was also not selected for the T20 World Cup, where the Pakistani team was mainly led by pacemakers Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi.

“I still want to play cricket for Pakistan and play in and perform in leagues around the world to make sure my comeback is soon. When it comes to becoming an analyst or commentator, it is a conversation to have 3-5 years later, ”said Wahab.

Wahab Riaz has returned to the cricket field as he leads the Deccan Gladiators in the ongoing T10 league in Abu Dhabi. “The T10 league is extremely fast-paced and as a bowler you learn more about bowling. Because the margin of error is so low, your methods will improve, and so will your execution. which helps with T20 and one-day formats, ”he said.