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Ex-Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail believes that opening batsman Fakhar Zaman should have ironed out his flaws prior to the Test series against South Africa.
Zaman failed to have much of an impact with the bat in the two Tests he played as he amassed 32 runs at an average of eight.
However, Sohail doesn’t only hold Zaman accountable as he feels the coaching staff and national selectors are all to blame as well.
“Fakhar seems to know only one way to bat which is to take on the bowlers,” he wrote in his blog for PakPassion. “There are certain strokes he plays very regularly which aren’t that effective and present a huge peril when played in South African conditions.
“I feel that more than Fakhar, it’s the selectors who should have known about his limitations and also the coaches should have recognized these issues. If Fakhar was a must for this tour, then they should have worked with him on his technical deficiencies and helped him out and his weaknesses should have been ironed out before the tour of South Africa.
“It’s up to Fakhar now to work hard and come back stronger than before but it really is dependent upon the coaches to guide him and to give him the right information. I feel that he has not been told about defects in his batting as yet and has not been given the solutions to those issues.”