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Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif believes that opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq’s spot in the national team is not safe and that he will have to “give 200 percent to justify his place” in the side.
Imam has made scores of 2, 44, 53 and 7 in the World Cup, and is currently averaging 55.29 in ODIs after 32 games.
However, Latif pointed out that Imam will know how many openers are waiting in the wings to replace him and therefore, he will be determined to do everything possible to cement his place in the team.
“Imam-ul-Haq must have in [his] mind how many openers he [surpassed] to get [a spot] in the national squad, so he has to give 200 percent to justify his place in the national team,” Latif told The Nation.
Pakistan’s next World Cup game will be against South Africa at Lord’s on Sunday.