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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has admitted that he was highly impressed with Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Sohail, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Amir and Shadab Khan.
Azam was Pakistan’s best batsman in the World Cup as he scored 474 runs in eight games, which included a century and three fifties, at an average of 67.71.
Azam broke Javed Miandad’s record of scoring the most runs by a Pakistan player in a World Cup.
Imam accumulated 305 runs in eight matches, which included a century and a fifty, at an average of 38.12.
As for Haris, he amassed 198 runs in five games, which included two half-centuries, at an average of 39.60.
Amir took 17 wickets in eight matches at an average of 21.05, while Afridi took 16 wickets in five games at an average of 14.62.
Afridi made history with his figures of 6-35 in Pakistan’s 94-run win over Bangladesh in the World Cup on Friday.
Afridi, 19, not only became the youngest bowler to take a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match, but he also registered the best figures by a Pakistan player in a World Cup game.
Shadab, meanwhile, claimed nine wickets in seven matches at an average of 35.55.
“If your team is winning, everything is fine – I would like to give credit to my team for the way [the] batsmen responded well, such as Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam and Haris Sohail. Also, the way the bowlers – Amir, Shadab and Shaheen – responded was very good,” Sarfraz was quoted as saying by PakPassion.