Mohammad Rizwan is not worried about the emergence of young wicketkeepers in the eighth season of the HBL Pakistan Super League.
Azam Khan has already shown his batting prowess in leagues around the world, while Mohammad Haris is an integral part of Pakistan’s T20 campaign in the 2022 T20 World Cup.
“I want not one or two but at least five wicket keepers in the Pakistan team. But they must meet the requirements for this position. I don’t care about the competition; In fact, I am trying to find more wicket keepers in Pakistan,” said Rizwan in a local newspaper.
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The batsman, Haseebullah, scored 50 off 29, which included a four and three sixes – both of which hit Imad Wasim himself – and was instrumental in helping Peshawar Zalmi bounce back as Pishin bowls 82 runs. for the third wicket with Kohler-Cadmore. The partnership played a vital role in Zalmi’s win over Karachi Kings on Wednesday.
However, Rizwan believes that young athletes need to replicate their performances in the country at the international level.
“I recently saw Haseebullah, he is doing well and his technique is very good,” he said.
“However, it is very important for players [performing in the domestic circuit] to play at the level required to be a Pakistani player, otherwise the performances will be wasted,” he added.
Rizwan is also in contention for the wicketkeeper slot in the Test team after replacing Sarfaraz in the New Zealand Test series.
Rizwan later revealed in an interview with Cricket Pakistan that he himself asked the team management to let him go.
“You can ask head coach Saqlain Mushtaq what I told him after the England Test series,” said Rizwan, “I was happy to see Sarfaraz who doing it because that’s what I wanted. I personally thought that since I couldn’t perform, I wasn’t eligible to play in the next series.
Some players say that all players go through this phase and you can’t sit on the bench based on a few failures.
Sarfaraz hammered 335 runs at an impressive average of 83.75 in two Tests and was New Zealand’s highest run-getter in the series. He was also adjudged Player of the Series after his ton and half-century in the second Test against New Zealand.
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