Wahab Riaz was dropped from the national squad for England tour and he has opened up on his disappointment despite giving impressive performance in the recently concluded Pakistan Super League. He finished as the second leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 18 wickets.
Wahab Riaz is one of the most experienced bowlers currently in Pakistan. The left-arm pacer has donned national jersey in 27 Tests, 91 ODIs and 36 T20Is and he has managed 237 wickets. The left-arm pacer was at his best in the concluded season of PSL. He led Peshawar Zalmi from the front and his side finished as the runners-up in the tournament.
Wahab Riaz Disappointed With His Exclusion From National Side
In a recent interview, Wahab Riaz said that he is disappointed with the fact that he was not picked for the England and West Indies tour. As per him, he did everything to get selected for the national side. But, his performance was once again ignored by the selectors.
“Obviously, I am disappointed at my exclusion from the England and West Indies tours after my recent performances,” Riaz told reporters in Lahore.
Wahab Riaz feels that the selection should always be done based on the performance of the players. He added that the selectors might have their own reasons. But, a senior player should never be dropped in such a fashion.
“Criteria of selection is a question for the selection committee but I think whoever performs well should be selected. They might have their reasons but as a senior performer I am disappointed at missing out,” he added.