Inzamam criticizes selection for South Africa Tests

Karachi: Former captain Inzamamul Haq has criticized the selection committee for including just four fast bowlers in the upcoming Test series against South Africa fearing the decision may hurt team’s chances.

The legendary cricketer said the conditions favour the pacers in South Africa and felt the team was highly likely to miss one pacer.

“At least the selectors should have included the same number of pacers [five] which they selected for recent India tour,” Inzamam told reporters.

“The feedback of captain is very important because he has to marshal his players on the ground. I feel his opinions were not given importance for this series.”

However, he advised the team to take on the Protease with aggression saying the strategy will help the team.

Pakistan will play threematch series against South Africa that will start from February 1 in Johannesburg.

Meanwhile, Inzamam who was supposed to accompany team in South Africa as batting consultant said had no issues with any PCB official.

“I have no issues with Javed Miandad or coach Dav Whatmore. Neither, there was any pay issue,” he said.

“The PCB chairman [Zaka Ashraf] told me before that I will have to go as batting consultant but maybe there was change in his plan because of which nobody contacted me for the series.”