ODI World Cup 2023: Danish Kaneria Slams Pakistan Team Selection by saying, “Favoritism Won’t Help Build a Team for the World Cup”

Kaneria expressed his displeasure, asserting that "favoring certain players over others will not result in the formation of a competitive squad that can win the World Cup."


Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria is calling out his home country for their lack of squad rotation and opportunities for fresh faces.

Mohammad Rizwan

In a recent video on his YouTube channel, he compared Pakistan’s bench strength to that of India. He praised the Men in Blue for grooming players like Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul as backups for the upcoming ODI World Cup. 

He pointed out that while India is preparing for the possibility of Rishabh Pant’s absence with quality backups ready, Pakistan is not giving adequate opportunities to players like Mohammad Haris.

He emphasized that “favoritism won’t help you build a team for the World Cup” and urged Pakistan’s team selection to take note of India’s approach.

Mohammad Haris

Danish Kaneria said, “India knows that Rishabh Pant may not be available for the World Cup and so they’re grooming Ishan Kishan as a backup for KL Rahul as wicketkeeper. But what are we doing? We are only featuring Rizwan and not giving any exposure to Mohammad Haris. Favoritism won’t help you build a team for the World Cup.”

Related articles

“I spoke to Dhoni at the 2015 World Cup”, Najibullah Zadran reveals his conversation with MS Dhoni at the 2015 CWC

Afghanistan made their first ICC event appearance in the 2015 Cricket World Cup which was played in Australia...

IND-W vs ENG-W, U-19 Women’s T20 WC Final; Team India Creates History, Defeats England in The Final

India defeated England in the final of the Women's U19 T20 World Cup to create history. Team India won...

IND-W vs ENG-W, U-19 Women’s T20 WC Final; 1st innings summary

IND-W vs ENG-W, U-19 Women's T20 WC Final; 1st innings summary

The BCCI is likely to drop this star Indian batter from the new central contract

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to announce its new central contract...