He hasn’t scored any runs in his last 20 innings, Inzamam questions why Pakistan batsman was picked for New Zealand tour

Inzamam-ul-Haq questioned why Fakhar Zaman has been picked for the New Zealand tour if he hasn't scored runs in his last 20 innings

Inzamam-ul-Haq: “I was surprised to his name in the 35-member squad. He is a good player, but if you don’t perform for a whole year or for 20 innings and still make the squad, then it something to ponder about”

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Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has questioned the decision to include opening batsman Fakhar Zaman in the team for the tour of New Zealand.

Inzamam noted that Zaman hasn’t done anything noteworthy in his last 20 innings in limited overs cricket.

He also asked what compelled head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and the national selectors to pick Zaman, especially knowing that the 30-year-old has basically not performed for a year.

“There is a question mark on Fakhar Zaman. If you look at his past 20 innings in T20s and ODIs, he has not played any knock of significance,” Inzamam, a former chief selector, said on his YouTube channel as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.

“I was surprised to his name in the 35-member squad. He is a good player, but if you don’t perform for a whole year or for 20 innings and still make the squad, then it something to ponder about.”

Pakistan will play three T20 Internationals and two Tests during their tour of New Zealand.

The T20 series will be held from December 18 to 22, while the Test series will start on December 26 and conclude on January 7.

Pakistan will depart for New Zealand on November 23 and and quarantine for 14 days in Lincoln.

Pakistan’s Squad for the tour of New Zealand: Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Zeeshan Malik, Babar Azam (captain), Azhar Ali, Danish Aziz, Fawad Alam, Haider Ali (Shaheens vice-captain), Haris Sohail, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imran Butt, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan (Test vice-captain), Rohail Nazir (Shaheens captain), Sarfaraz Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan (T20I vice-captain), Usman Qadir, Yasir Shah, Zafar Gohar, Amad Butt, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Musa, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz

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8 thoughts on “He hasn’t scored any runs in his last 20 innings, Inzamam questions why Pakistan batsman was picked for New Zealand tour

  1. Instead of Rizwan pak should play sarfaraz or both as sarfaraz is a very good batsman as well.Yasir in recent times has given more runs but spinners grow with age so I beleive Yasir will be performing well in New Zealand and Kiwis are suspect againest spinners and genuine pace..

  2. What about imam ul haq. I haven’t seen a more incompetent player than him and yet he is always in the squad … Why? Just because he is your relative that’s why. He needs to be dropped as well.

  3. Faheem Ashraf ki jagah pe Anwar Ali ko chance dena chahiye tha Faheem ko team mein as a Alrounder shamil kiya jata hai lekin kisi aik match mein bhi is ne achi batting nahi ki

  4. I apprrciate your point of view about fakhar zaman but What about imam ul haq sir?? He is also not a batsman and specially opener. Why he is still in the squad.

  5. You are the best player of your error and you initially destroy the career of two major players while you were playing and then as a chief selector you destroy the career of Fawad Alam like you did misbah-ul-haq while you are playing now why are you to shouting on zaman selection you should first see how many talented Kariye you destroy while you are praying one of player name Aamir Bashir you destroy his career because is from Multan now your saying about misba whose initial career was try to destroy by you shame on you Mr Inzamam Ul Haq

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