Lahore, May 5 : Former chief selector of Pakistan cricket team Iqbal Qasim has lauded all-rounder Hammad Azim and predicted that he could replace Abdul Razzaq.
Talking to PakPassion. net, Iqbal Qasim said that though Hammad is a talented player, he needs to improve his bowling. He hoped the team bowlers, Waqar and Aaqib would guide Hammad.
Iqbal Qasim expressed his dissatisfaction over the omission of Adnan Akmal from the test squad for the West Indies series.
"Adnan did very well as a keeper and he batted quiet decently as well. Never should anyone destroy a career of a young guy like this",he said. He compared Adnan''''s case to that of a player, Sarfraz Ahmed who was also dropped in the past despite good performance.
Qasim maintained that players have honed their skills whenever selectors have reposed faith in them.
Qasim mentioned the case of Ahmed Shehzad who has been consistent during the World Cup, New Zealand and West Indies series .
He said: "Though he didnft do well in the World Cup, whatever the reason might be, like pressure, not concentrating enough, but Pakistan persisted with him and he showed some good performances on the West Indies tour. However, the same criteria which has been applied to Shehzad should be set for everyone."(ANI)
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