Suffering from a lack of self-confidence, Yasir Hameed on 22-year-old Pakistan six-hitter who burst onto the scene

Yasir Hameed said Pakistan batsman Haider Ali is suffering from a lack of self-confidence

Yasir Hameed: “Haider Ali has been suffering from [a] lack of self-confidence”

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Haider Ali is suffering from a lack of self-confidence, former batsman Yasir Hameed said about the young Pakistan big-hitter.

Haider burst onto the scene, scoring 54 in his T20I debut against England in September 2020.

In his third match – against Zimbabwe in November 2020, he struck a brilliant 66 not out.

However, he wasn’t able to maintain his momentum as he only passed the 50-run mark once more.

Overall, the 22-year-old has struck three half-centuries in 33 T20Is at an average of 18.48 and a strike-rate of 126.32.

Haider recently played for Pakistan in the 2022 T20 World Cup, but was virtually ineffective as he scored two runs in the two matches he featured in.

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Knowing how well the youngster started his career and the talent he possesses, Hameed feels that the power-hitter needs to find his confidence once again and use that to get back to his best.

“Haider Ali has been suffering from [a] lack of self-confidence,” he was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.

Pakistan are currently in the midst of their home series against New Zealand.

They drew the Test series 0-0, while the first ODI was played on Monday in Karachi.

The second ODI will be held on Wednesday at the same venue.

Pakistan Squad for New Zealand Test Series: Babar Azam (capt), Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood and Zahid Mahmood

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