Karachi: The selection committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has hailed the senior and the experienced players of the team as its `main strength`, adding that the young players are not yet ready to replace the likes of captain Misbah-ul Haq or Younus Khan.
According to the Express Tribune, many former cricketers had called for extensive experiments in the team, advising the selectors to rest senior players in favour of young blood.
However, the selection committee defended their selection by stating that the team has a `balanced squad` with a blend of senior and junior players, with selector Salim Jaffar saying that it is because experienced cricketers are the team`s main strength.
Stating that the seniors proved again and again their mettle like in the current Zimbabwe tour, Jaffar also said that Younus performed in the first Test when Pakistan desperately needed a rescue, adding that Misbah has been consistent while Mohammad Hafeez excelled the most in the ODI series.
Jaffar further said that the experienced Saeed Ajmal and Abdul Rehman has kept Pakistan`s head high with their excellent bowling in the Zimbabwe series.
However, Jaffar, who is supervising the PCB`s selection panel in the absence of a chief selector, agreed that the transition would be a lengthy process given that the team lacks replacements as their youngsters are not completely ready.