Karachi [Pakistan], January 13 (Indiaprix): Former Cricketer of Pakistan Ramiz Raja has set a question mark for the right batsman Azhar Aliplace in the team.
"There is a big question mark over Azhar [Ali]place in the team. In addition to the first credit cards in the first Test, where he made 30 odd runs, he never looked at it, frankly, "Express Tribune quoted Raza, saying.
"He can't play a short ball and he didn't seem to have any pleasant deliveries that move," Express Tribune continued to quote Raza on Saturday.
Ali is disappointed with the three matches in the South Africa test series with scores 36, 0, 2, 6 and 0 in the last five innings.
Raja said that the bodyguard hardly looked at the control during the test series and kept his position in the team just because he has experience of 70 test degrees.
"With the performances in the series, he only takes his place in the game eleven because he has experience with 70 odd test games. But I think that sometimes you have to make strong decisions about improving the team.
Raja continues to criticize the Pakistani team's leadership's decision to drop footballer Yasir Shah against the ongoing third test against South Africa.
"I think the team's decision was to reject Yasir-like match winner [Shah]. How can you drop someone who has the fastest 200 pieces on the field that helps him? I think he was treated unfairly, he said.
"He was dismissed because the management was worried about the battles of the team. It shows that the think tank doesn't think clearly because Test Cricket is a game of experts," he added.
South Africa is leading 2-0 against Pakistan and has maintained a strong position in the Third Test, and with the lead of the 212-lead, with two-day positions. (I-ALPHA)