Pakistan needs to rely on specialized cricketers in next T20 CWC: Wahab Riaz


Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz believes Pakistan would need to rely on specialized cricketers instead of all-rounders in the next Twenty20 Cricket World Cup to be played in Australia.

“In Australia, Pakistan will need specialized batsmen and specialized bowlers. When it comes to all-rounders, you have to be good enough like Jacques Kallis who used to bat at 2-3 position and bowl at 145kph and complete his four overs,” quoted Wahab as saying.

Recalling Pakistan’s run to the semifinals in the 2021 T20 Cricket World Cup, Wahab said Pakistan seemed destined to win the tournament but it was an unfortunate knockout game against Australia. “Unfortunately, Hasan Ali’s catch should have been the match-winning catch but this happens in cricket.