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T20I cricket is known for All-rounders. These players are also known as match winners. Ben stokes is one of them who has won England many important matches including the World Cup final. Imad Wasim is also an underrated all-rounder who has served Pakistan for almost eight years. The 33 years old was the first-ranked bowler in 2017 but due to fewer chances, he dropped to 46th position. Wales-born is currently not a part of the Pakistan cricket team. The questions are raised about whether the left-arm orthodox bowler will get a chance to play in the T20I World Cup.
Why Was Imad Wasim Dropped?
Imad played his recent match against Australia on 11th November 2021. After that, we didn’t see the 33 years old in Pakistan Cricket team. The Chief selector Mohammad Wasim included Mohammad Nawaz in the T20I series and his fine performance left Wales born place in Jeopardy.
The left-handed batsman questioned his exclusion from the team. “I have not played a single match since the World Cup. I don’t know the reason behind this, to be honest. No justification has been provided to me, and reasons are given to me, but I am unsatisfied with them. But whatever happens, happens because it is the Almighty’s will.”
The Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar is also shocked to see 33 years old dropped from the Pakistan squad. “He [Imad Wasim] deserved a place in the T20 squad as he is too good to be dropped from the T20 team.”
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Imad Wasim T20I Performance In UAE
Imad Wasim is a deadly bowler in the powerplay and gets early breakthroughs for his team. The left-arm orthodox bowler is known for his line and length. He has played 18 games in UAE and bowled 68 overs taking 23 wickets. He has a great economy of 6.08 which is fine in T20I. He also played league games in UAE including PSL.
Should Imad Wasim Play Asia Cup?
We all know that the Asia cup is taking place in the UAE. This is a great opportunity to include the left-arm orthodox bowler into the Pakistan side as the 33 years old has great stats in UAE. Even Wales born has an idea of the pitch in UAE. If he performs hence he will also be included in T20I World Cup which will take place in Australia. The left-handed batsman has also good batting stats in UAE which will give depth to Pakistan’s batting order.