Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz takes indefinite break from Test cricket

The left-arm pacer has conveyed his decision to the Pakistan Cricket Board while confirming that he has withdrawn from the upcoming Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz takes indefinite break from Test cricketRiaz, whose last Test appearance was against Australia in October 2018 made his Test debut in 2010. (Photo: Getty)
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After Mohammad Amir decided to quit Test cricket, Pakistan received yet another blow with experienced campaigner Wahab Riaz on Thursday announced taking an indefinite break from red-ball cricket to focus on the limited-overs formats. 

The left-arm pacer, who last played first-class cricket in November 2018, has conveyed his decision to the Pakistan Cricket Board while confirming that he has withdrawn from the upcoming Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, the first-class competition in Pakistan.

"After reviewing my past couple of years' performances in red-ball cricket and the upcoming limited-overs cricket, I have decided to take time off from first-class cricket. During this period, I will like to focus on 50-over and 20-over cricket, and continue to access my fitness for the longer version of the game," Riaz said.

The 34-year-old Riaz, whose last Test appearance was against Australia in October 2018 made his Test debut in 2010, Riaz has featured in 27 Tests for Pakistan, grabbing 83 wickets and two five-wicket hauls to his name.

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