Imad Wasim ends retirement, set to play T20Is for Pakistan leading up to ICC T20I World Cup 2024 [Post Updated #116]

Is Imad Wasim coming out of retirement leading up to the ICC T20I World Cup 2024 good for Pakistan?


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Someone tell them they have around 11 matches before wt20. He will get his chances.
Chances?

He will be a shoe in to play all World Cup games. No point bringing back a CPL veteran if he still needs to prove himself
 
These old geezers have no idea about current cricket, and Iqbal Qasim was a selector not too while ago.

This is how random they think and then make stupid decisions.

Imad has no right playing over Shadab. He got out-performed by Shadab in the same tournament that got Imad his selection.

Shadab has match-winning performances for Pakistan, Imad just cannot match even after all the years he has played.

And I believe Shadab is mediocre, not a great player at all. Imagine how bad Imad and Nawaz are.

If Imad doesnt deserve a go to prove his worth, there was no need to bring him back.

There was no need to spite him.

If he is going to be holding drinks for the World Cup, then he might as well quit.
 
If Imad doesnt deserve a go to prove his worth, there was no need to bring him back.

There was no need to spite him.

If he is going to be holding drinks for the World Cup, then he might as well quit.
That’s what he basically did, but these guys who are now against him for returning had an issue with him leaving at the time.
 
As long as he gets 2 games I'm fine if he doesn't play the entire series. Would be ecstatic if they actually rotated players for once
 
As long as he gets 2 games I'm fine if he doesn't play the entire series. Would be ecstatic if they actually rotated players for once
You probably don’t see it.

Everyone is rotated except Babar and Rizwan
 
Well Babar is captain, or did you mean rotated at opening?

But yeah rizwan is here FOREVAAAAAAA
Well,

Joss Butler was captaining England too during the 7 game pointless series. He didn’t bother playing a single game but was there with the team. We all know what Babar can do, what’s he going to gain playing all games from here on into the World Cup?
 
Well,

Joss Butler was captaining England too during the 7 game pointless series. He didn’t bother playing a single game but was there with the team. We all know what Babar can do, what’s he going to gain playing all games from here on into the World Cup?
Come off it mate, how dare you compare Butler to Babar,

I mean haven't you seen how selfish butler Is? Not playing games and when he does play he hits 45 ball 100's at no 7.

A true leader plays all games and leads from the front by opening and playing every delivery he can till the 20th.
 
Come off it mate, how dare you compare Butler to Babar,

I mean haven't you seen how selfish butler Is? Not playing games and when he does play he hits 45 ball 100's at no 7.

A true leader plays all games and leads from the front by opening and playing every delivery he can till the 20th.
Big mistake by me. I need to be lashed publicly for this comparison
 
These old geezers have no idea about current cricket, and Iqbal Qasim was a selector not too while ago.

This is how random they think and then make stupid decisions.

Imad has no right playing over Shadab. He got out-performed by Shadab in the same tournament that got Imad his selection.

Shadab has match-winning performances for Pakistan, Imad just cannot match even after all the years he has played.

And I believe Shadab is mediocre, not a great player at all. Imagine how bad Imad and Nawaz are.

Bro these old geezers know exactly what they are talking about, it's not a random thinking or a stupid decision maybe you don't have the IQ to understand their decision.

Since you have decided that shadab should play the world cup then it's only fair to give imad the chance to play these games to prove he's better than shadab and why he should play the world cup and not shadab

You can't cling on perfomances from the past what matters is how the player is currently performing, we are not going into the past to play that world cup again we are talking about the upcoming world cup who ever is performing better currently should play the world cup wether it's shadab or imad
 
Well,

Joss Butler was captaining England too during the 7 game pointless series. He didn’t bother playing a single game but was there with the team. We all know what Babar can do, what’s he going to gain playing all games from here on into the World Cup?
Wasn't he coming back from an injury and not sure about his fitness / didnt want to risk before a World Cup?
 
Wasn't he coming back from an injury and not sure about his fitness / didnt want to risk before a World Cup?
He could have played, but didn’t really bother knowing England were more than strong enough to deal with Pakistan with their squad. It’s the same case now for this Pakistan side.

Babar playing isn’t going to make him better. Him not playing isn’t going to make him worse.
 
Bro these old geezers know exactly what they are talking about, it's not a random thinking or a stupid decision maybe you don't have the IQ to understand their decision.

Since you have decided that shadab should play the world cup then it's only fair to give imad the chance to play these games to prove he's better than shadab and why he should play the world cup and not shadab

You can't cling on perfomances from the past what matters is how the player is currently performing, we are not going into the past to play that world cup again we are talking about the upcoming world cup who ever is performing better currently should play the world cup wether it's shadab or imad
I agree about imad being dropped was wrong, he needs match practise. And the same keep playing same 11 backfired badly on Babar last time.

But I wouldn't trust every old geezer. Anil Kumble after rizwan's 131 in the world cup said he was top 3 batsmen in the world only to retract that statement after the world cup.

These ex cricketers often get caught up in the hype as well.
 
He could have played, but didn’t really bother knowing England were more than strong enough to deal with Pakistan with their squad. It’s the same case now for this Pakistan side.

Babar playing isn’t going to make him better. Him not playing isn’t going to make him worse.
Besides the point. He didn't play a single game not because England didn't need him, but because he was coming back from injury.
 
Besides the point. He didn't play a single game not because England didn't need him, but because he was coming back from injury.
Yes I guess England were very smart allowing him to rehab in Pakistan and not leaving him at home?
 
Bro these old geezers know exactly what they are talking about, it's not a random thinking or a stupid decision maybe you don't have the IQ to understand their decision.

Since you have decided that shadab should play the world cup then it's only fair to give imad the chance to play these games to prove he's better than shadab and why he should play the world cup and not shadab

You can't cling on perfomances from the past what matters is how the player is currently performing, we are not going into the past to play that world cup again we are talking about the upcoming world cup who ever is performing better currently should play the world cup wether it's shadab or imad
Yes, Shadab was the man of the tournament in PSL while Imad performed well in the last three games.

On current form aswell, Shadab plays the first few games and then Imad can be given a chance to prove his worth.

Also to the posters saying both should play, we should have one specialist spinner in the playing XI. One of these pseudo-all rounders in the team is more than enough.
 
Yes I guess England were very smart allowing him to rehab in Pakistan and not leaving him at home?
Ofcourse, because potentially close to full fitness players never travel with the squad in case they are able to play. And you can always say with certainty to the day when someone will be able to play an international fixture.
 
Yes, Shadab was the man of the tournament in PSL while Imad performed well in the last three games.

On current form aswell, Shadab plays the first few games and then Imad can be given a chance to prove his worth.

Also to the posters saying both should play, we should have one specialist spinner in the playing XI. One of these pseudo-all rounders in the team is more than enough.
if shadab is a proven match winner then he doesn't really need to practice vs newzealand C/D team
so i don't think he should really be given a chance in the first few games, we should be testing imad wasim if he fails we know he's not the right man to be taken to the world cup if he performs on par with shadab or better then we need to test both in this series. maybe the england tour would give a better idea on whose performing better

we cant play shadab and let him statpad vs newzeland C team on the expenses of chance of wining the world cup.

i agree with your last part both shouldn't be in the team if we are going to play abrar but we can also rotate them both in the world cup.

if your going to go on the basis of shadab world cup success then we need to consider the following:

shadabs batting average is 24 but if you break it down its heavily influenced by that 50 vs southafrica
but has an average of 5 vs india in 2 encounters and average of 17 vs zimbabwe and an average of 20 vs england
for me these are not eye opening performance with the bat in world cups.
however he has been great with the ball and averages 15 which is great for any bowler.

now his real competition should be a spin bowler IE abrar ahmed not imad wasim.

now going to imad he does have a very low average with the bat but he has only batted in 2 world cup games ever and its a very small sample size to judge somebody and he has been poor with the ball but we are going back to 2021

as time goes some players improve and some deteriorate we cant let players hog playing positions based on past glory

its best to test both and see which one is currently performing batter or we could rotate both
 
One has to be a clown to pick Abrar ahead of Imad in the XI
I imagine it’ll be between Imad/Abrar/Usama. I can understand arguments for all 3. Usama was the best in the PSL, Abrar seems to be the best overall spinner, and Imad adds batting depth.

Personally I’d give Imad a run. Or just play a 4th pacer. We can get a few overs from Iftikhar and Saim.
 
Chances?

He will be a shoe in to play all World Cup games. No point bringing back a CPL veteran if he still needs to prove himself
CPL veteran 😂😂 what is that? Caribean legend? Bro made it sound like as if he had won nishan-e Pakistan award.
Paaji cpl westindies di league Hondi aa veteran bolke Brazil football ka legend sound karrahe ho tuusi.
Imad is an average cricketer. If he gets a chance he has to throw his cigrette to keep his right hand free so that he can take the opportunity from both hands. If he fails in this series Mr veteran should be thrown out back to westindies there he can continue his legendary career.
Veteran lool.
And you actually are right he is cpl veteran because like the caribean he can only play t20 cricket.
 
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if Imad is a cpl veteran then azam is also a cpl veteran because he has also played some good knock there but it does not mean he is fit enough for international cricket. Imad has performed in PSL as well that is why he is on the team. Giving him a chance is a different debate. He might get to play ahead of Irfan khan in the next few games.
 
If Imad doesnt deserve a go to prove his worth, there was no need to bring him back.

There was no need to spite him.

If he is going to be holding drinks for the World Cup, then he might as well quit.
Would be beautiful if that happens. It is exactly the humiliation that he deserves.
 
I don't know where they'll adjust imad.
Amir and Shaheen already will take new balls, what about imad? He is useless outside of powerplay.

And if we only require his batting then I reckon Fakhar is better option than him
 
So what do you reckon, will Imad make it into the playing XI today for the 2nd T20I against New Zealand?
 
So Babar Azam has not selected Imad even for the 2nd T20I against New Zealand.
 
Even for the 3rd T20I, Imad Wasim is not in the playing XI. What do you think is the reason behind Babar making this decision?
 
Even for the 3rd T20I, Imad Wasim is not in the playing XI. What do you think is the reason behind Babar making this decision?
Disgusting. Babar is exposing himself with such blatant favoritism. Babar thinks he is bigger than Pakistan cricket. Amir rested and Imad still not in playing 11 over of his friend Shadab.
 
Bet you when he does play Babar will only give him 1 over.

Mohsin Naqvi will go down as the dumbest chairman in Pakistan history. Like, how do you go from bringing Amir and Imad back to then beg for Babar to take back captaincy.
 
Even for the 3rd T20I, Imad Wasim is not in the playing XI. What do you think is the reason behind Babar making this decision?
May be he is not 100% fitness wise and I think they don’t want to say that two of our players got injured after attending a 2 week fitness camp. You know it can be challenging for smokers to keep up with the rigorous demands of such camps, especially if they involve military style training.
 
During a press conference, reporter asked Shadab Khan that why Imad Wasim is not playing. He replied:

"Well we are following a rotation policy for the players at the moment so he(Imad) may play in the 4th T20I. He may as I am still not sure about it."
 
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lol, he should warm the benches
^^ See when you say things such as these, Despite verbatim telling me, that you praise when someone does good but will critics when someone does bad, I'm not wrong to assume or correctly deduce your intentions.
 
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Back to topic.

The reason I ask is because after the PSL final you said:

imad should take retirement back

Now all of a sudden you’ve done a 180 and want him “warming the benches”.

You come across as irrational and very bitter. That’s why the question has to be asked.

@Rana
 
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Back to topic.

The reason I ask is because after the PSL final you said:



Now all of a sudden you’ve done a 180 and want him “warming the benches”.

You come across as irrational and very bitter. That’s why the question has to be asked.


@Rana
Fake accounts? Plz provide proof,

I dont bother responding to you becaude 9 out of 10 post you either try to get personal or post off topic.

You post more off topic post than on topic.

Because i critisize a player, you have start making personal assumptions.
 
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Fake accounts? Plz provide proof,

I dont bother responding to you becaude 9 out of 10 post you either try to get personal or post off topic.

You post more off topic post than on topic.

Because i critisize a player, you have start making personal assumptions.
Brother, you said imad should warm the benches but earlier claimed he should take his retirement back, and when asked a question you didn't answer.

When someone asks you a question you don't answer. In fact only time you respond is to post personal stuff yourself be it to indian posters or to belittle me for the Imad, karachi nonsense.

As for fake accounts, idk anything about that, but during one of my arguments with you, One account called Misbahthedebutant came out of nowhere. He then responded to me once in support of you while I was arguing with you and then vanished of PP forever, with you liking his comment.

It's very suspicious that a dude would make an account, Reply only once, on a random discussion between you and I and then vanish of PP forever. Dude had like 2 comments.

Their so many questions like, Why did he even make the account and go through all that effort to troll a random person on the net and then vanish without a trace, never to be seen again?
 
Can we just talk about Imad Wasim here? Leave all irrelevant stuff aside.
 
If Imad doesn’t fit into the playing XI he doesn’t fit into the playing XI…..
 
Imad doesn’t fit into the playing XI but Haseebullah does…

Tells you everything
 
I think it was important for Babar to send Imad a message that just because he forced his way back into the squad because of PCB corruption it doesn’t mean that he will be a key member of the team.

Imad and his cult fans expected him to be one of the first names on the sheet and take the new ball but that didn’t happen and now they don’t know how to react.

He is likely to get the last two games (I hope he doesn’t) along with a few others but by the time Pakistan play their next series, the doubts over his place in the XI will resurface because Babar has clearly sent the message that Imad is not an automatic pick.

It is also for good reason. Shadab is a much better fielder and good fielding has a major impact on the outcome of a T20I game.

Shadab can save you 15 runs that Imad might cost you in the field. Let’s not ignore how he faked an injury in the army camp because he couldn’t run 2 km.

Besides, Shadab played a really good hand with the bat in the last game. Moreover, Abrar is a much better spinner than Imad will ever be and Abrar should be a fixture in the team in all formats because he is the best specialist spinner in the country right now.
 
Imad Retires
Imad haters:
he sold his country, he likes money more than pakistan, he's playing leagues to make money etc ..

Imad Returns
Imad haters: there's no room in the side for imad, who should imad replace, imad should take retirement

Jokers 🤣
 
If Imad doesn’t fit into the playing XI he doesn’t fit into the playing XI…..

Everyone else hates imad but you stopped watching and following cricket. Like bro, Imad doesn't know you, nor care about who watches and who doesn't. One man's boycott won't do anything.

I don't get why your comments towards imad are Hella personal. It's not even about him as a player anymore, you've gone into fanfiction territory.
 
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Did you meet imad irl and he happened to accidentally step on your toe or maybe you sought his autograph and he ignored you?

Did he cheat on you?

All your comments related to imad are so personal beyond belief.

Everyone else hates imad but you stopped watching and following cricket. Like bro, Imad doesn't know you, nor care about who watches and who doesn't. One man's boycott won't do anything.

I don't get why your comments towards imad are Hella personal. It's not even about him as a player anymore, you've gone into fanfiction territory.
The day I am tempted to ask for an autograph from a player like Imad should be my last day on earth, because that would tell me that I’m a complete loser.

But this a matter of principal not about individuals. I don’t understand the culture of negotiating players to reverse their retirement especially those players who have demonstrated on numerous occasions that playing for Pakistan is not their priority and it will not be their priority in the future either.

So I refuse to watch or support Pakistan’s matches as long as Amir and Imad are part of the squad.
 
The day I am tempted to ask for an autograph from a player like Imad should be my last day on earth, because that would tell me that I’m a complete loser.

But this a matter of principal not about individuals. I don’t understand the culture of negotiating players to reverse their retirement especially those players who have demonstrated on numerous occasions that playing for Pakistan is not their priority and it will not be their priority in the future either.

So I refuse to watch or support Pakistan’s matches as long as Amir and Imad are part of the squad.
You're free to your own principals. But just letting you know, their extremely lofty and don't really effect anything in the long run.

But ig I can understand where you're coming from, not that I agree with it.
 
You're free to your own principals. But just letting you know, their extremely lofty and don't really effect anything in the long run.

But ig I can understand where you're coming from, not that I agree with it.
A lot of what we do in life has no bearing on other people but we do it for our own beliefs.

A person who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
 
A lot of what we do in life has no bearing on other people but we do it for our own beliefs.

A person who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
A person who stands for nothing will fall for anything.

Amen to that.
 
Imad Wasim produced decent performances in his comeback into the international cricket. He scored 27 runs (both not out) in 2 matches and conceded 37 runs in 5 overs including picking up a wicket.
 
Should Imad bat ahead of SSA in upcoming T20 WC?
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So, for this purpose, Imad Wasim was asked to retract his retirement, and he is now in the squad. I have expectations from him as a batter, not with the ball.
 
A lot of weight on his shoulders

He holds the key.

PAKISTAN WILL LOSE THE GAMES HE DOESNT PERFOM IN WITH THE BALL

4 overs
20-26 runs
1-2 wickets

Pakistan need this from him in every big game
 
Depends on situation. If a couple balls left. Send Shaheen. If two overs left send Imad. If one over left. Toss up
Imad needs to bat at no 5, Shadab and chacha have no business batting ahead of him. Infact shadab and chacha have no business being in the squad over haris amd Salman agha.

Salman is 100× the allrounder sheddy is and Haris is am actual hitter who can make shift anywhere. Not chacha who's slow as molasses.

Babar, Rizwan, Shadab, Chacha

^^ How's do people look at these 4 and call themselves a t20 team?
 
It's incredible how underrated Imad is as a T20 bowler. I genuinely think he may be one of the best ever in this format.

His career ER is 6.30. That's better than Saeed Ajmal, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Hafeez. And that's especially impressive when you consider how many overs he has bowled in the powerplay.
 
Because he talked about Babar and removed Rizwam from his team.

Doing that is an attack of Ba/riz/ Misbah

I get all that but most of these cheerleaders of Rizbar and Misbah claim that they care about the best interests of Pakistan cricket or were they lying to us?
 
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