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Former Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower has not accused opener Fakhar Zaman of being lazy, but noted that he is “quite hard to work with” and his “results have been very inconsistent”.
Zaman failed to have a major impact for Pakistan at the World Cup as he accumulated 186 runs in eight matches, which included a fifty, at an average of 23.25.
Zaman is currently playing for Glamorgan in the 2019 Vitality Blast, which is England’s domestic Twenty20 tournament, and has amassed 99 runs in seven matches, which includes a half-century, at an average of 16.50 and a strike-rate of 93.39.
“I suppose I’d have to go for Fakhar Zaman. I’ve worked quite a lot with him, but he’s got such a different technique to others,” Flower told ESPNcricinfo when asked which player hasn’t quite lived up to expectations. “He’s quite hard to work with, even though he’s a lovely guy. There’s a lot of rawness about him, but his results have been very inconsistent. But I think he’s good enough to make something of it, but he’s got a lot of work to do.”