Afridi says he wanted Sami, Shahzab Hasan in T20 World Cup squad

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Lahore, Mar.26 (ANI): Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi is not totally happy with the team he has been given for the upcoming ICC T20 World Championship in West Indies, and has said that if the selectors had asked for his opinion he would have picked fast bowler Mohammed Sami and hard-hitting batsman Shahzeb Hasan as well.

"I wish Sami and Shahzaib, who were outstanding in the RBS T20 cup, were in the squad," Afridi said.

"I talked to Mohsin Khan (Chief Selector) and Waqar Younis (Coach) and discussed about the team (15-man squad), they said next time captain's input will be considered prior to the team's announcement," he added.

He also questioned opener Imran Nazir's inclusion in the 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup, saying he has failed to impress during the recent domestic T20 tournament.

"I had closely observed his last match against Faisalabad Wolves in the final of RBS T20 Cup but again botched to find runs," The News quoted Afridi, as saying.

The flamboyant all rounder said he is hoping that the players bond well ahead of the coveted tournament, where Pakistan would be aiming to defend their title.

Afridi said he is looking forward to the upcoming camp for spending some good time with the team and help the players gel together.

When asked about areas where the Pakistani team has to improve, Afridi pointed out that fielding is his prime concern.

"Fielding is easily our biggest weakness. We will have to work really hard in bringing about an improvement in our fielding," he said. (ANI)

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