Tanveer Ahmed should have been tried on ‘bowler-friendly’ English pitches: QadirBy ANI
Monday, November 22, 2010
KARACHI - Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selector Abdul Qadir has said that fast bowler Tanveer Ahmed should have been introduced in the recent tour of England.
Qadir’s comments follow Ahmed’s brilliant six-wicket haul in the second Test against South Africa underway in Abu Dhabi.
The 31-year-old finished the first innings of match with the figures of 6-120 off 28 overs, which included the wickets of Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis, Hashim Amla and Mark Boucher.
“He bowled brilliantly, showing that he deserved a place in the playing eleven in the series against England and not on the bench,” the News quoted Qadir, as saying.
“The pitch is batting friendly and only top class bowlers could perform at such batsman’s paradise,” he added.
Qadir stressed that the right-arm fast bowler would have wreaked havoc on the English pitches.
“English pitches favour bowlers like Tanveer Ahmed. However, the Pakistan think-tank clearly discriminated him by giving a chance to bowlers like Mohammad Sami and Irfan,” Qadir said. (ANI)