I have no ‘individual goal’ for T20 World Cup 2024, says Imad Wasim

Pakistan all-rounder recently returned to international cricket

By Web Desk
May 22, 2024
Imad Wasim is part of Pakistan's squad for England series. — PCB

Pakistan’s all-rounder Imad Wasim has stated that he has no individual goals for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 as the only aim is to steer the Green Shirts to victory.

Imad announced his retirement in November 2023 but returned to international cricket earlier this year and is eager to contribute big to the team as the goal is to perform in the England series and the World Cup.

Talking to Geo News, Imad was asked what his role will be going into the England series to which the 35-year-old replied that he will contribute to the team in any way he can, be it with the ball or the bat.

“If you talk about bowling, then I’m preparing with the new as well as the old ball because we have many bowlers who excel with the new ball so I may be needed in middle-overs so I can’t and won’t say that I will only bowl with the new ball because I returned to this team to do whatever I’m asked,” Imad told Geo News.

“About batting, except opening and top-three, play me at whatever position I will be comfortable. The most important thing is that whatever I perform, should benefit the team as I’ve no individual target for the World Cup. Whether it’s a big or small performance, it should lead Pakistan to victory.”

The all-rounder then talked about the importance of having clarity about roles in the team as the 35-year-old believes that if every player knew what he has to do, they would be in a much better mental state.

“Yes [the performance against England] will matter. Every match is important, we played New Zealand and drew the series when we should have won it. But we learned from that series and we have been given a plan,” Imad added.

“You will see from the England series that the same 12-13 players playing the matches. And when that team will play together, roles of different players will clarify and each player will know his role so leading into the T20 World Cup, we will be in a positive frame of mind knowing this is my job and I have to do this.”