Ability to perform anywhere in top order gave him the edge over Fakhar Zaman, Wasim on Pakistan batsman who can launch massive sixes

Mohammad Wasim said Sohaib Maqsood's ability to perform anywhere in the top order gave him the edge over Fakhar Zaman

Mohammad Wasim: “Sohaib Maqsood’s ability to bat and perform anywhere in the top order has given him an edge over Fakhar”

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Pakistan chief selector Mohammad Wasim said Sohaib Maqsood’s ability to perform anywhere in the top order gave him the edge over Fakhar Zaman when it came to selecting the team for the T20 World Cup.

Zaman is still part of the team, but as a reserve player.

Maqsood was the third-highest run-scorer in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) with 428 runs in 12 games for the Multan Sultans, which included five half-centuries, at an average of 47.55 and a strike-rate of 156.77.

His performance in the PSL earned him a recall to the national team and he featured in the series against England and the West Indies.

Maqsood scored 46 runs in the three-match ODI series against England at an average of 15.33.

He followed that up with 47 runs in the three-match T20 series at an average of 15.66 and a strike-rate of 162.06.

As for the T20 series against the West Indies, he made five runs in the one game he batted in.

Most recently, the 34-year-old represented the Muzzaffarabad Tigers in the Kashmir Premier League (KPL), where he accumulated 193 runs in seven matches, which included two fifties, at an average of 32.16 and a strike-rate of 129.53.

“Sohaib Maqsood’s ability to bat and perform anywhere in the top order has given him an edge over Fakhar,” Wasim was quoted as saying in a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) press release.

Pakistan will kick off their T20 World Cup campaign against India on October 24 in Dubai.

Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad: Babar Azam (capt), Shadab Khan (vice-capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Asif Ali, Sohaib Maqsood, Azam Khan (wk), Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hasnain.

Pakistan T20 World Cup Reserves: Usman Qadir, Shanawaz Dahani, Fakhar Zaman

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5 thoughts on “Ability to perform anywhere in top order gave him the edge over Fakhar Zaman, Wasim on Pakistan batsman who can launch massive sixes

  1. Fakhar zaman acha opner batsman ha wo last 4 years sa 2017 ki icc champion trophy sa opening karta ay raha ha abhi kue is ko pechay kiya ja raha os rugular opening karwao ODI ma imam ka sath or T20i ma Sharjeel ka sath drama bazi band kro.
    Babar no 3 or rizwan no 4 par rugular batting kara middle order ko strong karo.
    Khuda ka liya babar ko mana kara opner na aya kara rizwan apna friend ko sath la ka taka Sharjeel & Fakhar ki jaga na bana.
    Stopped politics in cricket.
    Hum log khud in ko kharab karta ha media pa utha ka babar ko kohli bana ka or ab to mujha dar ha Rizwan ko Rohit sharma na bana dah.

  2. Fakhar zaman bohat acha opner batsman ha wo last 4 years sa dono format ma opening karta ay raha ha icc campion trophy 2017 sa.
    Fakhar zaman ko ODI ma imam ka sath or T20i ma Sharjeel ka sath opening karwao
    Even Sharjeel should play ODI as well.
    Babar no 3 or Rizwan no 4 pa regular batting kara dono format ma. Middle orders strong raha. Please stop politics in cricket hum log or media khud inko khrab karab karta hain babar ko kohli bana ka or kuch dino bad Rizwan ko Rohit sharma bi bana dain gah.
    Khuda ka liya babar apna friend rizwan ka sath opening par na aya kro Sharjeel or Fakhar ko pecha karna bilka na khelana ka liya. Ya tum log unka sath ziayadty nhi kar raha balka apna mulk ka sath ghadary kar raha ho aysa karna match fixed karna sa bara jurm ha.

  3. Disagree was Mohammad Waseem on Fakhar vs Sohaib because Sohaib has hardly performed at international level barring an inning or two despite numerous opportunities. On the other hand Fakhar has proven time and again on the basis of his performance at international level that he is the one Pakistan requires for tournaments like the forthcoming T20 WC.

  4. Father Zaman Pakistan ka Fakher hai. Jo Maojoda Daor ka Acha aor qabil-e-Aitemad Opening-Batsman hai. Sohaib Maqsood ask Hitter(Talai baz hai) jise kiss bhi Adam maoqa per Pakistan ke lyrics Shandar innings/ask Winning innings kheltai nahi dekha. Chief-Selecter sahib app ne baht bari vhalti kardi.

  5. Totally wrong approach. Or analysis .Fakhar zaman performances are much better then Shoaib Maqsood at international level.matter is this who can handle though and pressures stituation niecely Zaman have edge Mr Mohammed Wasim saiab.

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