Hard to get in as an opener, Pakistan player who is eager to play in the T20 World Cup says

Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq said it is hard to get in as an opener

Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq: “Yes, I would like to play the T20 World Cup but there is a lot of competition as our opening pair is well-settled”

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Imam-ul-Haq said it is hard to get into the Pakistan T20 team as an opener since the current opening pair of captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are doing so well.

His comments came when he was expressing his desire to be picked for the T20 World Cup later this year.

The tournament is scheduled to be held in India, but due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the country, there has been speculation it will be moved to the UAE.

Imam has only featured in two T20 Internationals to date, in which he has scored 21 runs at an average of 10.50 and a strike-rate of 84.

The 25-year-old is currently part of the Peshawar Zalmi squad in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and has amassed 107 runs in six games, which includes a top score of 48, at an average of 17.83 and a strike-rate of 109.18.

In his overall T20 career, he has made 1,982 runs in 70 matches, which includes 18 half-centuries, at an average of 33.59 and a strike-rate of 123.79.

“Yes, I would like to play the T20 World Cup but there is a lot of competition as our opening pair is well-settled,” he told Cricket Pakistan.

The Zalmi will face the Multan Sultans in the PSL final on Thursday after beating Islamabad United by eight wickets in Eliminator 2.

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