Azam Khan performs a shot throughout a home match. Photograph: PCB

LAHORE: Chief Selector Muhammad Waseem on Friday praised Azam Khan, saying that he had labored on his health and improved it. 

The chief selector was addressing a press convention earlier in the course of the day the place he defended the choice to pick out the uncapped Azam for the sequence. 

Waseem mentioned the choice to pick out the gamers was made conserving in thoughts health and the staff mixture. 

“I mentioned the identical when choosing Sharjeel Khan,” he mentioned. “We’ll preserve engaged on his health however he was chosen conserving in thoughts the staff’s mixture,” he added.

Talking about all-rounder Imad Wasim’s inclusion, Waseem mentioned he had carried out nicely within the UAE. “It’s doable that the T20I World Cup takes place within the UAE, which is why he has been chosen, conserving in thoughts the tournaments to come back,” he added.

The chief selector mentioned the choice to announce the squads at the moment was taken conserving in thoughts logistical causes. “Ideally, we’d have needed to announce the names after the PSL,” he mentioned, including that those that carried out nicely within the remaining matches of the PSL 2021 will likely be thought-about for future sequence as nicely.

In response to a query, Waseem mentioned the administration had determined to make just a few modifications to the squad now and again however had determined to retain the identical core staff until the World Cup.

He mentioned gamers who carried out within the home circuit have been being given possibilities. “We included Saud Shakeel and Danish Aziz within the squad however they have been unable to seize the chance,” he mentioned. 

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