Former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja claims that he is in a state of shock after seeing the Test squad selection.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Raja said that relying on Naseem Shah and Musa Khan to become instant stars is the wrong approach by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Although Musa Khan and Nasim Shah have potential, but they are only 18 year old and have never toured Australia. On what basis have you selected two 18-year-olds thinking they will become world beaters when they don’t know what line and length to bowl in Australia.
He further elaborated on the point he made and said that Test cricket is not the format where you have the luxury to test out youngsters because it is a difficult task even for experienced players sometimes.
You can give a chance to one young bowler but you can’t base your entire attack on them. It is understandable to give chances to youngsters in T20s, but you can’t take such big risks in Test cricket.
Additionally, he questioned the omission of Mohammad Hasnain and Mohammad Nawaz from the Test squad.
Imran Khan senior is making a comeback after two years and is only suited for Asian conditions. We needed a pacer like Mohammad Hasnain who could bowl at 150 KPH speed and hit the deck hard. Similarly, Mohammad Nawaz should have been selected, who is performing well and was part of the Test squad in last tour to Australia.
He finally concluded with a prediction, claiming that Pakistan has no chance of winning in Australia with this pace attack.
I can already tell you that with this bowling attack, we have absolutely no chance to win in Australia.