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Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman has admitted that he was slightly worried about being dropped for the recent ODI series against Sri Lanka in Karachi due to his disappointing World Cup campaign.
Zaman scored 186 runs in eight matches, which included a solitary fifty, at an average of 23.25 at the quadrennial event.
But while he was concerned about being axed from the ODI side, Zaman insisted that he wasn’t worried about being dropped from the Twenty20 team.
Despite his under-par performance at the World Cup, the selectors opted to persist with Zaman, which paid off in the ODI series against Sri Lanka, where he amassed 130 runs in two matches, which included two half-centuries, at an average of 65. It should be noted that the first match of the series was washed out due to heavy rain.
He didn’t fare as well in the three-match Twenty20 series as he only mustered six runs in the two games he played.
“Yes, after such a bad event anyone would have had doubts. I was sure about being selected for the T20 squad but was also 90 percent certain that I would not make the ODI squad,” he said on tea brand Tapal’s YouTube channel as quoted by Geo News.