Domestic performers should get chance in Pak national team: Moin Khan

Karachi [Pakistan]: Former Pakistan skipper Moin Khan has called on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to give chance to the domestic performers in the national squad rather than sticking with the players who are struggling to contribute in the side’s winning cause.

Questioning fast bowler Mohammad Amir’s performance, the former chief selector insisted the pacer failed to give any match-winning performance since his return to the international cricket after serving a spot-fixing ban.

“Amir’s performance is questionable. Amir is famous as a match-winner but he has not won any matches for Pakistan yet,” Moin, who heads Pakistan Super League ( PSL) franchise Quetta Gladiators’ coaching team, was quoted as saying by the Express Tribune.

Moin further suggested fast-bowlers like Junaid Khan and Tabish Khan, who have been contributing well in the domestic cricket, should get a chance to represent their country.

“There are other fast-bowlers like Junaid Khan and Tabish Khan who have been taking wickets in domestic tournaments. They should get a chance to perform for the national team,” he said while urging the PCB selection committee.

Moin, who played 69 Tests and 219 ODIs for Pakistan, also reflected his views on recently-concluded two-match series whitewash against New Zealand.

The former wicket-keeper blamed lack of aggressive approach by Pakistan players for their series defeat against the Kane Williamson-led side.

“We used to win matches by playing fearless cricket. That approach was missing in New Zealand and that is the reason for our poor display. The batsmen should have attacked the bowlers to bring them under pressure. We should play aggressively against Australia or we’ll suffer the same fate,” he said.

Pakistan will now head to three-match Test series against Australia beginning on December 15 at the Gabba. (ANI)