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Pakistan left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi said everyone knows that top order batsman Fakhar Zaman is a “match-winner”.
In the recent limited overs series against Australia, Zaman scored 102 runs in three ODIs, which included a top score of 67, at an average of 34.
He failed to have an impact in the one-off T20 International that followed as he was dismissed for a golden duck.
However, having witnessed how he played in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) for the Lahore Qalandars as he captained the franchise, Afridi acknowledged that Zaman is a game-changer.
Zaman finished as the highest run-scorer in PSL 7 with 588 runs in 13 matches, which included a century and seven fifties, at an average of 45.23 and a strike-rate of 152.72.
“We all know Fakhar Zaman is a match-winner and we know he can play such innings,” Afridi was quoted as saying by Saj Sadiq on Twitter.
Afridi is now playing for Middlesex in the County Championship and has taken nine wickets in two matches, which includes the ongoing game against Leicestershire, at an average of 15.66.