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“Pakistan All-Rounder Encouraged to Reconsider Retirement Ahead of T20 World Cup”

In-form all-rounder Imad Wasim has emerged as a potential wildcard selection for this year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup following a series of outstanding performances in the recent Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Imad played a pivotal role in Islamabad United’s triumph in the PSL, showcasing his skills with both bat and ball. His standout performance came in the final, where he claimed a five-wicket haul to restrict Multan Sultans and then guided his team to victory with an unbeaten knock of 19*.

This impressive form has sparked discussions about his potential return to international cricket, particularly for the T20 World Cup scheduled for June. Despite retiring from international cricket last November, Imad’s recent exploits in the PSL have reignited hopes of his comeback.

Shadab Khan, captain of Pakistan’s Test team and Imad’s teammate at Islamabad United, has reached out to him, expressing the desire for his return to the national squad. Shadab believes that Imad’s bowling style would be well-suited for the conditions expected in the USA and the Caribbean.

While Imad has not represented Pakistan in T20Is since April last year, he remains open to the possibility of a comeback if requested by the team management, particularly skipper Shaheen Afridi.

“I made a name for myself while playing for Pakistan and if my country needs me, I will be available. If not, I have no issues with that,” Imad stated, indicating his willingness to return to international cricket if called upon.

With the T20 World Cup approaching, Imad’s potential inclusion could bolster Pakistan’s squad, providing valuable experience and skill in both batting and bowling departments. His performances in domestic leagues and past international outings make him a compelling candidate for selection, should he decide to reconsider his retirement from international cricket.

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