Misbah Explains Why Usman Qadir Was Chosen Over Zahid Mehmood

Many cricket journalists have been criticizing former chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq for ignoring Zahid Mehmood for the nationwide group’s collection in opposition to Zimbabwe. They consider that Zahid Mehmood’s efficiency within the lately concluded Nationwide T20 Cup warrants him a spot within the nationwide aspect rather than Usman Qadir.


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Zahid Mehmood has been touted as one of many best spinners within the home circuit and he proved his credentials within the Nationwide T20 Cup. He picked up 12 wickets in 9 matches, at a mean of 24.83 and financial system fee of 8.51. He was instrumental in Southern Punjab’s run to the ultimate of the event.

Usman Qadir however, was not as spectacular as Zahid, choosing up 10 wickets in 9 matches, at a mean of 27.0 and an financial system fee of 8.87.

Misbah stated that Usman was most popular over Zahid due to the variations at his disposal. He stated that Pakistan cricket has invested loads of time in Usman as he has been part of the nationwide group squad for nicely over a 12 months.


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“Zahid Mehmood is mature and has extra management, in the meanwhile, as in comparison with Usman Qadir however in the event you have a look at the variations of each spinners, Usman is forward of Zahid. Additionally, we’ve invested virtually a 12 months in Usman. We took him to Australia and he was additionally a part of Bangladesh house collection,” Misbah stated.

Misbah stated that the administration has determined to provide Usman run with the nationwide aspect and can decide him on the performances with the nationwide group. He believes that Usman has the potential to be a match-winning bowler for the group and that’s the reason he was most popular over Zahid.

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