Keeping an eye on him, Babar Azam on discarded Pakistan opener

Babar Azam said he is keeping an eye on Shan Masood

Babar Azam: “We are keeping an eye on all the openers, including Shan Masood”

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Pakistan captain Babar Azam said he is keeping an eye on a number of opening batsmen, including Shan Masood.

Masood last played for Pakistan during their tour of New Zealand in January this year.

However, he endured a disastrous campaign as he scored 10 runs in the two-Test series at an average of 2.50.

The 31-year-old was subsequently dropped for the home series against South Africa and the recently-concluded tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Despite this, Azam made it clear that Masood is still in the team’s plans going forward.

“Our main focus is on performance rather than having [a] left and right hand opening batsmen pair just for the sake of it. We are keeping an eye on all the openers, including Shan Masood,” he was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.

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