Now I've been reading quite a few comments all over the internet that Wahab Riaz doesn't deserve a place in the test squad. Many have used the term 'sifarshi', a few have brought up the Lahore/Punjab-Karachi issue. My personal opinion is that Wahab actually merits a place in the test team. Whether he should play ahead of Tanvir as Guls replacement in the 3rd test is another matter. But I think the fact that his performances with the A team have been pretty outstanding make a huge case for his selection and this is despite his poor domestic season. The fact is that the likes of Tanvir Ahmed, Mohammad Rameez, Asad Ali, Mohammad Talha, Junaid Khan, Tabish Khan and all those other contenders for a place in the test squad lack what Wahab has: 1. Experiance with the A team in foreign conditions. 2. Good performances with the A team in foreign conditions. Now I'm not saying that Wahab is a better bowler than all of the above or that he'll blow England away if he gets his chance. What I am saying is that his invaluable experience with the A team puts him ahead of all others. Stories of his dad paying a selector etc. etc. aside I'm not one of those complaining that he's in the squad. The same actually applies to Azhar Ali. Not a great domestic season but siginificant scores against Australia and Sri Lanka away from home with the A team in my opinion meant that he was more ready than others to play Aus and Eng in England. Hindsight may say otherwise but the point still stands. If anyone didn't deserve a place in this team out of the new guys than Umar Amin would be him. Fawad Alam, Asad Shafiq had better cases for selection. People are talking about Naved Yasin aswell but remember he was injured. Your thoughts?