imad wasim pakistan

On Saturday, March 23, Imad Wasim announced that he will be available to play for Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2024 after taking back his retirement in a post on X. The 35-year-old had retired from international cricket in November of last year after failing to make the Pakistan team in the ODI World Cup 2023 in India.

Imad Wasim has been one of the top all-rounders in Pakistan cricket for years, with his crowning achievement coming at an international level against India, winning the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017. In the ODI format, he has played 55 matches, scoring nearly 1,000 runs, at an average and a strike-rate in excess of 40 and 110, while in the T20I format, he strikes it at 131.70 in 66 appearances.

In his post on the official X account, Imad Wasim spoke about his discussions with the PCB officials, who convinced him to take back his retirement from international cricket. He wrote, “I am happy to announce that pursuant to meeting PCB officials, I have reconsidered my retirement and am delighted to declare my availability for Pakistan cricket in T20i format leading up to ICC T20i World Cup 2024.”

“I would like to thank the PCB for reposing trust in me and I would give my very best to bring laurels to my country. Pakistan comes first!,” he concluded.

As per the report from ESPNcricinfo, Imad Wasim told them about his availability for Pakistan in the T20I format not extending beyond the T20 World Cup 2024, which will be played throughout the month of June in the USA and the Caribbean.

Furthermore, the 35-year-old is not expected to sign a new contract with the PCB.