Pakistan’s new match-winner, Fakhar Zaman believes 21-year-old can be that man

Fakhar Zaman said Saim Ayub can be Pakistan's new match-winner

Fakhar Zaman: “[He] will win a lot of matches for Pakistan”

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Fakhar Zaman believes Saim Ayub has what it takes to become Pakistan’s new match-winner.

Ayub is one of the new batting sensations that have recently been discovered in the country and showed just how lethal he can be during the 2023 Pakistan Super League (PSL).

The 21-year-old from Karachi made 341 runs in 12 matches for the Peshawar Zalmi, which included five half-centuries, at an average of 28.41 and a strike-rate of 165.53.

He subsequently got the chance to play for Pakistan in their white-ball series against Afghanistan and New Zealand.

Since Ayub is still so young, Zaman sees him winning games for the men in green for many years to come.

“[He] will win a lot of matches for Pakistan,” the 33-year-old from Mardan was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.

Pakistan’s next assignment will be a two-Test series against Sri Lanka, which will be played in Galle and Colombo from July 16 to 28.

Pakistan Squad for Sri Lanka Test Series: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (vc & wk), Aamer Jamal, Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Muhammad Huraira, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Noman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Shan Masood

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