The former Pakistani captain questioned why these players were not selected for the tour of Sri Lanka after the big defeat.

After defeating Sri Lanka in the first Test, Pakistan lost the next Test to level the two-match series 1-1. Parbat Jayasuriya was at it again, turning the ball to take 8 wickets in the match, including five in the second innings, which proved to be a game-changer on the final day.

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Meanwhile, former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif questioned the team’s selection citing an all-rounder who could have made an impact on the team. He said that while the Sri Lankan spinners were on the money, the Pakistani spinners bombed on the same pitch, giving the hosts a significant advantage.

Coming back to Rashid, he referred to Shadab Khan and asked captain Babar Azam why this particular player was not included in the team for a tour like Sri Lanka.

He was referring to Shadab Khan who played his last Test in 2020.

“Few people have the ability to recognize talent. I think we are a bit late. Shadab Khan was in great form during the PSL. I don’t think there is anyone better than him in this country. rounder. So why was he not given a chance? I want to ask this to the selection committee as well as Babar (Azam),” Latif said on his official YouTube channel Caught Behind.

We don’t even give him a chance in first class, we allowed him to play league in Bangladesh when first class cricket was playing here. So, we didn’t prepare well. People think we don’t have spinners, but we haven’t developed them either. Shadab should have been given a chance this season. We have to bring him back to Test cricket,” added the former Pakistan wicketkeeper.
Spinner Parbat Jayasuriya’s five-wicket haul helped Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 246 runs in the second Test on Thursday to level the series 1-1.

Chasing 508 for victory, the visiting Pakistan team were bowled out for 261 in the second session on day five, with captain Babar Azam scoring a brilliant 81 in Galle.

Jayasuriya, 30, a left-arm spinner, took five wickets for the fourth time in his third Test since making his debut against Australia earlier this month.

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