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Former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Rashid Latif believes the national selectors dropped opener Imran Butt due to the good form of Imam-ul-Haq.
Imran was not picked for the recent Test series against Bangladesh, which Pakistan won 2-0.
In the six Tests he has played, the 26-year-old has scored 178 runs, which includes a top score of 91, at an average of 17.80.
During the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Imran accumulated 682 runs in 10 matches for Balochistan, which included four hundreds and four fifties, at an average of 42.62.
As for Imam, he amassed 531 runs in five games for Balochistan, which included two centuries and two half-centuries, at an average of 106.20.
I think Imam ul Haq perform well as opener this season that’s why selection committee dropped Talented Imran Butt
— Rashid Latif 🇵🇰 (@iRashidLatif68) November 15, 2021
“I think Imam-ul-Haq performed well as [an] opener this season that’s why selection committee dropped talented Imran Butt,” Latif said on Twitter.