Imad Wasim ruled out of Pakistan’s first T20 World Cup match
NEW YORK: (Web Desk) Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim has been ruled out of the first T20 World Cup match.

Skipper Babar Azam confirmed the unavailability of Imad Wasim in Pakistan’s first match in the World Cup.

He said Imad Wasim is suffering from a side strain due to which he will not be able to play Pakistan’s opening match in the World Cup.

He hoped the all-rounder would be available for the remaining matches.

“Individual goals come later. I have only one goal and that is to win the World Cup. My focus is on what the team requires from me. I don’t look at my records,” he said.

“We have come to America with good preparations. We have in our mind what kind of cricket we have to play. We will try to perform well in the World Cup and get success,” he pledged.

“We have played in such conditions in the past too. The batsmen have been training indoors. The bowlers have been training in the field. We are training using the facilities available,” he stated.

“It doesn’t matter that we didn’t have a warm-up match because we’re coming after playing,” he said.

“Cricket is happening for the first time in America. We’re not thinking that we aren’t getting this and that. We aren’t thinking about the distance from the hotel or the facilities. This is the work of the board,” he added.

It is to be noted here that Pakistan will play their first match in the World Cup against the United States (US) on June 6.

The US defeated the Canadian team in the first match of the T20 World Cup.