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Grant Flower believes that batsman Babar Azam and opener Imam-ul-Haq improved the most during his time as Pakistan’s batting coach.
Flower’s comments come after his contract as batting coach was not renewed.
Azam has established himself as Pakistan’s most consistent batsman as he had a superb World Cup campaign, where he scored 474 runs in eight matches, which included a century and three fifties, at an average of 67.71.
He has maintained his excellent form in the 2019 Vitality Blast, which is England’s domestic Twenty20 competition.
Azam, who is representing Somerset, has accumulated 434 runs in nine matches, which includes a hundred and three fifties, at an average of 62 and a strike-rate of 152.81.
As for Imam, he accumulated 305 runs in eight matches at the World Cup, which included a century and a fifty, at an average of 38.12.
“Babar Azam’s the obvious one. But also Imam-ul-Haq, I think he’s really improved,” Flower told ESPNcricinfo. “You’re going to see a lot more of him because he’s very driven. As long as he doesn’t get too far ahead of himself, I think he’s going to have a really good career.”