'You never know what will happen in six months' - Imad Wasim unsure of playing for Karachi Kings in PSL 2023

The experienced spinner hasn't played international cricket since the conclusion of the 2021 T20 World Cup.

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The experienced Pakistani spinner Imad Wasim has stated that he is unsure about playing for Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League 2023 (PSL) edition. Imad has been with the franchise since its inception in 2015 and captained the winning side during the 2020 edition. He was stripped off the captaincy duties before the start of the 2021-22 edition and was replaced by star batter Babar Azam.

The 33-year-old veteran hasn't featured for Pakistan since the conclusion of the 2021 T20 World Cup and is also left out of the squad for the upcoming 2022 T20 World Cup. While speaking to Cricket Pakistan, he was asked about his views on captaincy-change with Babar. Imad revealed that he has no hard feelings toward the franchise as the team owner, Salman Iqbal, had a discussion him before taking the decision. 

"Salman bhai is like a big brother to me. Everything was discussed beforehand and it was an honor for me that he asked me rather than informing me. We will see what happens next season," Imad Wasim said.

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Imad has taken 55 wickets in 58 T20I matches at an impressive economy rate of 6.33 but has fallen behind the likes of Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, and Usman Qadir in the pecking order. His exclusion from the upcoming 2022 T20 World Cup clearly states that he is unlikely to return to the national team setup. 

Karachi Kings, under the leadership of Babar, finished the latest PSL edition in the last spot with just two points in ten matches. Imad took only six wickets in eight innings and now has stated that he is unsure about playing for Karachi Kings for the next season, which is scheduled to start from February 9.

"It is too early. You never know what will happen in six months. You don't even know what will happen on the international stage in this time frame, this is only franchise cricket. But I am currently a part of Karachi Kings," Imad added.