Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq said the experience of left-arm seamers Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz was the main reason for their late inclusion in the World Cup squad.
Both left-arm quicks were not part of the World Cup plans but after Pakistan lost the five-match series against England 4-0 with the hosts posting more than 340 in all matches, the men in green went for the tried and tested Amir and Wahab.
“Mohammad Amir was not included on our initial list of players. We couldn’t see him bowl during the series against England. But he is a senior bowler, he has vast experience of bowling in English conditions and that’s why we have selected him,” Inzamam explained.
“Wahab Riaz is one of our senior bowlers and that’s why we have given him a chance. He understands reverse swing and the best use of the old ball. We realise that there is a lack of experienced bowlers in our team so we included him in our squad as a senior bowler.”
Also, leg-spinner Shadab Khan is also in the squad after recovering from hepatitis.
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