Comes in and dominates, Fakhar Zaman hopes Pakistan batsman keeps going strong

Fakhar Zaman said Pakistan batsman Saim Ayub comes in and dominates

Fakhar Zaman: “[He] avails his opportunities, and dominates. I wish him the best for the future”

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Fakhar Zaman has lauded Pakistan top order batsman Saim Ayub for making the most of his opportunities by putting up dominant performances.

The 21-year-old made his name known during the 2023 Pakistan Super League (PSL), where he amassed 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.

Ayub was swiftly called up to the national team and represented the men in green in their white-ball series against Afghanistan and New Zealand.

Zaman said he hopes to see the Karachi native continue doing well and wished him the best going forward.

“[He] avails his opportunities, and dominates. I wish him the best for the future,” the 33-year-old from Mardan was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.

Pakistan will now take on Sri Lanka in a two-Test series, which will be held 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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What are your thoughts on Saim Ayub?
What are your thoughts on Saim Ayub?

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