Misbah-ul-Haq wants Imran Butt opening the batting for Pakistan?

Misbah-ul-Haq is looking at Imran Butt as an opener for Pakistan cricket

Misbah-ul-Haq: “Imran Butt is a good player and we had a lot of discussion about him because we are also looking at players for the opening spot”

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Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has admitted that uncapped opener Imran Butt is on his radar.

With Pakistan’s openers having struggled as of late, Misbah admitted that the 23-year-old could help solve the problem.

Imran is currently the highest run-scorer in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy with 934 runs in nine matches for Balochistan, which includes four centuries and three fifties, at an average of 62.26.

“Imran Butt is a good player and we had a lot of discussion about him because we are also looking at players for the opening spot,” Misbah was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “In future, we will definitely look at where we can give him a chance and bring him in the team. We didn’t want to make too many changes, only where necessary.”

4 thoughts on “Misbah-ul-Haq wants Imran Butt opening the batting for Pakistan?

  1. He should have been given a chance in the series against SL, because already Imam, Azhar and any opener is not performing.. Playing imam is useless, this guy aur abid Ali should be given chance..

  2. For the time being, give rest to Imamul Haq and Harris Sohail as they are not performing well at all. In fact, struggling to keep their place in the test team.

    Abid Ali and Sami Aslam should be considered to play against Sri Lanka.

    • I think Sami Aslam definitely deserves another chance. Abid also needs to be given a shot and maybe Kamran Akmal too.

  3. Pakistani cricket team is on the decline due to their lack of consideration of merit and more consideration towards the ‘personal preferences’ of the coach/selector.

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