Kaneria under consideration for WC: Inzamam

Pakistan cricket team’s skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq on Monday hinted a possibility of including leg-spinner Danish Kaneria in the final 15-man squad for the prestigious World Cup starting next month in the West Indies.

Inzamam, in an interview, said he along with chief selector Wasim Bari who joined the team in South Africa and coach Bob Woolmer were thinking over the final selection of the team for the quadrennial competition which is to be announced on February 14.

He said Kaneria was also under consideration in the selection process and may be given the chance in the final setup for the World Cup ‘if required’. It may be mentioned here that Kaneria, who took 15 wickets in the recently-concluded Test series against South Africa, expressed disappointment after being overlooked for the ongoing One-day International (ODI) series.

Justifying the decision of neglecting Kaneria in the limited-overs series, Inzamam said the team already had four spinners in the shape of all-rounders Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Hafeez and Abdul Rehman saying with these players present in the squad there was hardly a place left for Kaneria.

Meanwhile, on a 164-run drubbing at the hands of ruthless Proteas in the series-opening match at Centurion, Inzamam said Pakistan were outclassed in all the departments by the hosts.

He said the team have to come up with much-improved performance in the coming one-dayers to avoid further embarrassment during the tour. South Africa defeated Pakistan in the Test series 2-1 and handed a big ten-wicket defeat in the Twenty20 international before winning the first one-day with a massive margin.
Source:The News

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