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Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt believes that openers Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman have the ability to pose a serious threat to South Africa in their World Cup clash at Lord’s on Sunday.
Imam has made scores of 2, 44, 53 and 7, while Zaman has scored 22, 36, 0 and 62.
Salman noted that if the duo rotate the strike more often and play sensible cricket, they will frustrate the Proteas and put them under pressure.
“I think our openers have to bend their backs more and try to rotate strike,” Salman told The Nation. “As long as they manage to sneak singles, hit one odd boundary and play sensibly, I think they can pose a serious [threat] to South Africa, [who are] also struggling in the World Cup like Pakistan. They [have] also failed to live up to expectations, but every day is new one and the team [that] manages to control [their] emotions, enter with a different gameplan and manages to execute it is bound to succeed.”