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Legendary Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad has admitted that captain Sarfraz Ahmed should consider letting Haris Sohail bat higher than Mohammad Hafeez.
Miandad’s comments come as he advised Sarfraz to formulate a proper gameplan in regards to his batting and bowling line-up for the men in green’s World Cup clash against Bangladesh at Lord’s on Friday.
After returning to the playing XI following a score of eight against West Indies in Pakistan’s World Cup opener, Haris has scored 89, 68 and 27 against South Africa, New Zealand and Afghanistan.
As for Hafeez, he made 11, 32 and 19 in those three games.
“See the right combinations in the batting order and bowling [line-up] for the match. Even if we have to send Haris Sohail at Mohammad Hafeez’s place, we must do so [in order] to stabilize the batting order,” Miandad told APP as quoted by the Business Recorder.
Pakistan have to beat Bangladesh at Lord’s on Friday and hope that New Zealand beat England on Wednesday as that will secure them a spot in the last four.