Mohammad Wasim, Babar Azam at loggerheads over Shoaib Malik’s selection

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The veteran all-rounder was in fine form within the recently concluded Kashmir Premier League (KPL). He scored 240 runs in seven games. Malik was also the fourth-highest run-scorer within the sixth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).However, consistent with Cricket Pakistan, despite Malik’s propriety and multiple requests from Babar Azam,

Mohammad Wasim is against the inclusion of the 39-year-old within the Pakistan team.He believes that Malik’s inclusion won’t benefit the Pakistan team thanks to the previous captain’s age, the report said.Interestingly, Mohammad Hafeez,

40, is a component of the Pakistan squad despite the dip in form.In the last 14 T20I matches this year, only Fakhar Zaman, aside from Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, has scored a fifty for the Men-in-Green. Shoaib Malik has represented Pakistan in 116 T20Is, 287 ODIs and 35 Tests, where he scored over 11,500 runs and claimed 218 wickets.

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