Moin names two Pakistan players who should be picked for Australia tour

The Green Shirts will play a three-match Test series against the Aussies

By Web Desk
October 28, 2023
Moin Khan served the Pakistan cricket team in 288 international matches. — File

Former Pakistani wicketkeeper Moin Khan suggested two players who should be a part of the Pakistan cricket team for their Australia tour in December 2023.

Moin, who represented Pakistan in 288 international matches, stated that the emerging star, Saim Ayub, and Shan Masood should be in contention to face the Aussies at their home.

“For this tour [to Australia], Saim deserves the call and he should go. Not only Saim, but Shan [Masood] also scored a lot of runs in first-class cricket and he is a contender as well,” Moin said while talking on a local sports show.

“Young players should be given exposure on these tough conditions. The team should consist of [young] fast bowlers as well as the batters.”

The former wicketkeeper batter then talked about the playing conditions in Australia and said that the best place to learn about playing cricket is Australia.

“I believe that if there is one place where you can learn [about cricket], it’s Australia. You get a lot of exposure there. [There are] different pitches, when you play in difficult conditions and score runs, you become a better cricketer and then you are ready to face any team in the world,” he added.

It must be noted that the Pakistan cricket team is currently participating in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023 and they are virtually out of the mega event after losing four consecutive matches.

The Green Shirts most recently lost to South Africa by one wicket in a nail-biter at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India, on Friday.

Pakistan’s chances to qualify for the semi-final of the event have now become a matter of “ifs and buts” because even if the Green Shirts win their remaining three matches — against Bangladesh, New Zealand and England — they would have to rely on other teams' results, which seems nearly impossible.

Pakistan’s remaining ICC World Cup 2023 matches

October 31 - vs Bangladesh in Kolkata

November 4 - vs New Zealand Bengaluru (Day match)

November 11 - vs England in Kolkata


    Sultan Nayani commented 9 months ago

    My Pakistan team tour Australia 2023 Shan masood captain Saim ayub Babar Saud shakeel Muhammad Huraria Iftikhar Sarfraz Khurrum shazad Shaheen Shanawaz dani Nasim shah Ibrar Fakhar Abdullah shafiq Imam Asad shafiq Haseebullah khan Mir Hamza Wasim jr

    Azhar Iqbal commented 9 months ago

    No. Need of Shan Masood, saim Ayoub is good choice

    mohsin commented 8 months ago

    Shan masood is only good for test matches. No place for him in odi/T20 format