ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief selector Moin Khan must has to close his eyes before including the name of Nasir Jamshed in Pakistan's world cup squad as M Hafeez's, who was sent home under dubious circumstances, replacement as it is not possible Moin had not gone through Nasir's record and recent form in the different domestic tournaments.

Highly placed sources in the PCB have also confirmed that head coach Waqar Younus and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq have soft corner for Nasir but was that enough to send him for such a high-profile event?

And Nasir is ready to let down the person who has pulled the strings for his inclusion as he had scored just one run in two innings and have dropped three simple catches. When his domestic record is below than average, why Nasir manage to get his name included, while on the other hand players like Fawad Alam and Kamran Akmal had scored more runs, with much higher averages and Kamran had also taken loads of catches behind the wickets. And PCB chief and chief selector both are bounf by duty and their posts to unveil the reason or man behind for making such a curious choice for the mega event.

Let have a look at his recent performances. Nasir had played seven matches in the President's Gold Cup 2014/15 and scored 195 runs in seven innings, highest being 49, with an average of 27.85 and strike rate of 74.42 and took two catches.

On the other hand Fawad also played in seven matches, remained unbeaten in on innings and scored 272 runs, with 68 highest, with an average of 45.33 and strike rate of 93.47 and registered two 50s. Kamran also appeared in seven matches, made 466 runs in seven knocks, 134 was his highest. He scored runs with an average of 66.57 and his strike rate was 118.57 and hit one ton and three 50s.

In the Pentangular Cup 2014/15, Nasir played four matches, scored 282 runs in 4 innings at 70.50, with 158 as his highest. He scored one century and one 50, while his strike rate was 101.80. In the Quaid-I-Azam Trophy Gold Nasir played five matches and in eight innings he scored 125 runs, with 53 as his highest, average 15.62 and scored only one 50. On the other hand Fawad played eight matches scored 719 runs in 11 innings, 201 was his highest score, 71.40 his average, made 2 tons and 3 half centuries. Kamran played in 12 matches, scored 900 runs in 17 innings, 275 being his highest, 52.94 his average and he scored three centuries and two 50s and also captured 40 catches and made 2 stump-outs.

Nasir born on December 6, 1989 in Lahore has played 47 One Day Internationals for Pakistan and had scored a total of 1,414 runs at an average of 32.13. His highest is 112, strike rate 75.65 and has scored three centuries and eight half centuries. His centuries were all scored in slow pitches in UAE and Indian conditions and had never scored handful of runs whenever given chance in different conditions.

Nasir's track record in domestic cricket is far better but due to certain reasons, the standard of umpiring is well known to all, he had scored with 45 plus average in domestic cricket in his career. But this ordinary record is by no means enough to book him a ticket for the mega event.

PCB chairman must have to clarify his position as on what grounds players who had much higher averages and strike rate and scored loads of runs in recently concluded domestic circuit were not even considered but Nasir was given the nod of approval. Instead of selecting an all-rounder in place of injured Hafeez, Nasir was preferred as specialist opener, a role in which number of other players could have easily accommodated. But Moin and team management had other ideas and now he has become a liability for the team on the field.