Pakistan left-arm pacer Junaid Khan was not happy when the ODI squad for series against Ireland and England was announced on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old took to social media and asked the Pakistan Cricket Board’s reason for not selecting him, questioning if it was his fitness or his performance that failed to satisfy the selectors.
He further said that he is attending his third fitness camp and cannot understand why he hasn’t been able to make it to the squad.
He then explained the reason for his anguish, saying that he was not even allowed to participate in any T20 league or be a part of county cricket due to the camps.
Junaid last represented Pakistan in the home series against Zimbabwe in third ODI and returned figures of 0-23 in three overs as rain washed away the match
Junaid khan its really sad he’s not included in ODI squad although he’s working really hard.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday announced a 15-man squad for the ODI series against Ireland and England during the on-going tour.
Left-hand batsman Sami Aslam who played important knocks of 82 and 70 in the third Test match against England at Edgbaston has found a place in the 50-over team.
Meanwhile, veteran right-arm pacer Umar Gul was also able to make a comeback into the national squad with Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz in the ranks.
Pakistan also named Hasan Ali as the fourth pace option who has 106 wickets in 23 first-class matches.
“While picking the squad, the team management and captain were consulted and all concerned gave their consent in this regard,” said chief selector Inzamamul Haq.
“The team has been selected keeping in mind the conditions and the recent performances of some players in domestic and A team tours. The team is a fine blend of experience and youth and the selectors believe that team will do well.”
Azhar Ali (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Sami Aslam, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Umar Gul, Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah and Mohammad Nawaz.