Pakistan Cricket Team’s spin department is struggling the Mistery Spinner Abrar Ahmed is in the travelling reserve.
Misbah-ul-Haq, the former Pakistan captain and head of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Cricket Technical Committee (CTC), has revealed that they recommended including mystery spinner Abrar Ahmed in the 2023 World Cup squad.
Abrar Ahmed, a 25-year-old player, is currently one of the three traveling reserves.
Speaking on a local sports channel, the 49-year-old Misbah explained that the rationale behind their recommendation was to have a mystery spinner in the squad, particularly because the World Cup involves matches against various teams and is not part of a series. He emphasized that most teams would be encountering Abrar for the first time.
“We suggested keeping Abrar Ahmed in the squad because our spin bowling hasn’t been performing well and didn’t fare effectively in the Asia Cup,”
Misbah stated, highlighting the need for spin bowling in the squad.
Misbah also emphasized that the final decision regarding team selection rested with the team management and captain Babar Azam, stating,
“Team management and the captain’s decision are more crucial in this matter.”
It’s worth noting that in the 22nd game of the World Cup 2023, Afghanistan defeated Pakistan by eight wickets. With two wins and three defeats, the Pakistan national team is now set to face South Africa on October 27 at the same venue.
Pakistan ICC Cricket World Cup Squad
- Babar Azam (captain)
- Abdullah Shafique
- Fakhar Zaman
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper)
- Shadab Khan
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Usama Mir
- Haris Rauf
- M Wasim Jnr
- Hasan Ali
- Shaheen Shah Afridi
- Saud Shakeel
- Salman Ali Agha
- Mohammad Haris
- Abrar Ahmed
- Zaman Khan