Pacer Wahab thinks Rizwan good enough to replace Sarfaraz

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PERTH: Pakistan veteran pacer Wahab Riaz said that wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan is capable to replace former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed behind the stumps.

While addressing a presser in Perth on Thursday, Wahab Riaz said Sarfaraz was dropped from the side because of his poor form with the bat.

“Sarfaraz had kept the team going really well and he is a very good player but he wasn’t in the best of form so he was dropped.”

Wahab said that Saify has done a lot for Pakistan as captain but since the wicket-keeper batsman is not in good form, we have brought in Rizwan and PCB are giving him chance to perform.

“Babar is leading from the front. We have all seen him batting well in both games – he is confident and scoring runs. Obviously it’s a new challenge for him and he will get more experience as he progresses through his career,” he said.

Riaz also expected that the Perth pitch to behave in line with its historic tradition of providing pace and bounce.

Wahab further said “Warner, Smith and Finch are world-class batsmen, we know that they are very destructive.”