Malik to offer spin option

Source: Published in Sports on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

LAHORE: Pakistan chief selector Haroon Rasheed said the inclusion of Shoaib Malik in the squad for the Zimbabwe series will offer the side a bowling option with off-spinner Saeed Ajmal having been excluded.

“In the absence of Ajmal who needs some time to adjust to his remodelled action, we needed someone who could bowl also and Malik has shown some good recent form,” Rasheed said.

“Ajmal is an asset and as a professional he knows he needs some time, so he will play for [Worcestershire] county in England to gain his confidence back.”

On the inclusion of the uncapped Nauman Anwar and Imad Wasim, Haroon added: “We have selected a combination of youth and experience with an eye on [next year’s] World Twenty20 where we will need experience as well.”

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