Islamabad, Sept 24 (ANI): Pakistan cricket selectors are contemplating leaving out tall left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan for the Test series against South Africa over fears of his physique being suitable for the format.
According to The Daily Times, Irfan, who is around 6'9 tall, was also rested for the two Tests on the recent tour of Zimbabwe where Pakistan lost the second one.
A national selector, declining to be named, was quoted as saying on Monday that the team management, including captain Misbahul Haq and bowling coach Muhammad Akram, were both apprehensive about Irfan's ability to last a five-day Test in the UAE, the report said.
The tall bowler had played a one-dayer in England in 2010 but was then forgotten by the selectors before he was recalled to the national side for the short series in India, the report added. (ANI)