Babar Azam disagrees with chief selector over Shan Masood's case

Pakistan Cricket Team's captain Babar Azam has talked about his differences, on Shan Masood's playing position, with the board's chief selector Mohammad Wasim.

In the interview, Wasim expressed his views saying Masood should play in the middle-order, however, the team's skipper has contradicted his opinion saying the left-handed batter is naturally an opener in red-ball cricket.

Masood, who is having a successful stint with Derbyshire in Vitality t20 blast, has been informed by the board that he might be tried as a middle-order batter in the upcoming limited-overs matches. Babar believes the board will be unfair to the player, who has been fitting well at the top-order and has never played at number five or six before. 

Talking in a conference ahead of Pak vs WI three-match ODI series, Babar stated,

“Shan Masood bats at the top of the order and he has not batted lower down the order. I think it would be unfair for Shan to play him at (number) five or six. We have an eye on him and he will be considered taking the balance of the side into account.”

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