He must open the batting, Afridi not happy with Pakistan batsman’s batting position

Shahid Afridi said Fakhar Zaman must open the batting for Pakistan

Shahid Afridi: “I’m not happy with Fakhar Zaman’s batting position. I don’t know who has told him to bat at number five or six because he has played as an opener throughout his career”

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Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said he is “not happy with Fakhar Zaman’s batting position”.

Afridi noted that Zaman should not be batting at “number five or six” as he has been an opener throughout his career.

This comes after Afridi advocated for Zaman and Sharjeel Khan to be Pakistan’s opening pair in T20 Internationals.

Zaman, who has been included in Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad, recently featured in the National T20 Cup.

He scored 88 runs in four matches for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, who won back-to-back titles on Wednesday, which included a top score of 49, at an average of 22 and a strike-rate of 117.33.

“I’m not happy with Fakhar Zaman’s batting position. I don’t know who has told him to bat at number five or six because he has played as an opener throughout his career,” Afridi said during a live session on his YouTube channel as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.

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

Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik

Pakistan T20 World Cup Reserves: Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir

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3 thoughts on “He must open the batting, Afridi not happy with Pakistan batsman’s batting position

  1. Afridi ya bat aip sa pehla main na kahi lakin babar & Rizwan ko opner ayna ha bas apni ratings & rankings ko acha karna ka liya is lya to wo Sharjeel & Fakhar ko khelana nhi chahata tha Ya world cup kiya India sa bi kabi nhi jeet sakta Babar selfish player ha or rizwan apna bara ma sochta ha team ka nahi.

    • But aap selfish ho jo aap Pakistan team Ke captain Ke bare hi bakwas kar RAHE ho aur jo sharjeel hai,us ko tu Kabhi team shamil nahi Karna Chahiye us ghaddar ko.Kiya pta paise le kar team ko harwa de na harti howi ko bhi aur pta KIYA Aisa hi karna hai is ne.Jo Sharjeel selfish hai us ko aap khilane Ke Liye babar ko selfish bol RAHE ho.

    • Just because Shahid thinks so! We should play in the true spirit of the game particularly against India may the best side win.

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