Wahab Riaz on Haris Rauf: Pakistan team’s fast bowler Haris Rauf has received a stern warning from the national team’s chief selector Wahab Riaz. This warning has been given after withdrawing from Australia tour for the Test series. Rauf refused to travel to Australia due to his fitness and workload. On this, Wahab Riaz has said that no matter how big a player he is, if he does not give priority to the national team then he will not be a part of our future plans. Actually, Harris Rauf is very disappointed with the defeat in the World Cup and wants to stay away from cricket for some time to reduce the workload, and his fitness is also becoming an issue.
Wahab Riaz said, ‘Two days ago Haris had said that he is available for the Australia tour, now last night he said that he is worried about fitness and workload and is not available. Hafeez and I had a long conversation with him and told him that the coach and captain want you to play in Australia. We also assured him that he would not be made to bowl more than 10 to 12 overs in a day.
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Wahab said, ‘We also talked to the team physio and trainer about Harris and they said that Harris has no fitness problem and he will not have any problem in Australia also. We believe that being a centrally contracted player, he should not be held back. We believe that in the absence of Naseem, Hasnain and Ehsanullah due to injury, Rauf should make sacrifices and play for Pakistan.
After this, Riaz finally said, ‘No matter who the player is and how big he is, if he is not giving priority to the Pakistan team then he will not be included in our plans for the future.’
Pakistan tour to Australia
Pakistan team will leave for a 3-match test series against Australia in the first week of December. Wahab Riaz has announced an 18-member team for this tour. Let us tell you that after Babar Azam leaves the captaincy, the command of Pakistan team will be in the hands of Shan Masood.