Former Pakistan skipper Ramiz Raja has poured scorn on Haris Sohail and Yasir Shah after they were not picked by any teams for the Pakistan Premier League (PSL).
Ramiz Raja pointed out that Haris Sohail has ‘limited shots’ as a batsman, while his fitness and fielding is not upto the mark.
In the matter of Yasir Shah, the former Pakistan skipper noted that his ‘temperament in white-ball cricket is not good as compared to red-ball cricket.
“Haris Sohail has a problem of fitness and his fielding in T20 is not up to mark. He has very limited shots, does not improvise as other players of his calibre in [the] middle order and also he has not played any big innings that can become a reference point for him,” Ramiz said on his YouTube channel as quoted by Ary Sports.
“Yasir lacks variety as a leg-spinner and also his temperament in white-ball cricket is not high as compared to red-ball.
“Selection committee would be worried because Haris Sohail [is] currently a star in Test and ODI cricket and has also played two World Cups for Pakistan and same goes for Yasir as he has participated in past seasons. It’s a problematic situation for Pakistan cricket.”
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) made known the schedule for this year’s PSL on Wednesday.
The PSL will commence on 20th February and the first match will be played between the Quetta Gladiators, who are the reigning champions, and Islamabad United in Karachi.