Get him opening the batting in the 2nd Test, Ramiz says about experienced Pakistan batsman

Ramiz Raja said Azhar Ali should open the batting in the 2nd Test against South Africa

Ramiz Raja: “I think Azhar Ali should open the innings for Pakistan because he is usually coming in early while batting at number three”

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Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja wants veteran player Azhar Ali to open the batting in the second Test against South Africa.

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Those three have been in top form lately, Babar Azam rubbishes talk that Pakistan are over-reliant on him

Babar Azam said Azhar Ali, Mohammad Rizwan and Fawad Alam have been in top form lately

Babar Azam: “Other players are performing as well which includes Azhar bhai, Rizwan has been outstanding too. Fawad Alam did well in New Zealand”

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Pakistan captain Babar Azam said Azhar Ali, Mohammad Rizwan and Fawad Alam have been in top form as of late.

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We will have to bring our A game against him, Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali on dangerous South Africa player

Azhar Ali said Pakistan will have to bring their A game against Keshav Maharaj

Azhar Ali: “South Africa is a strong team – they have a good mix of fast bowlers and also have a good spin attack in the shape of Keshav Maharaj who has been with the side for a long time, and is a consistent performer”

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Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has admitted that his side “will have to bring our A game” against South Africa left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj.

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Insecurity has become a part of our culture, Pakistan batsman admits ahead of South Africa series

Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali admitted insecurity has become a part of our culture

Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali: “Insecurity has become a part of our culture, and players do feel insecure that they’ll be dropped after one bad performance but I tell them to have confidence [in] their own skills”

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Veteran Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali admitted that “insecurity has become a part of our culture”.

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Babar Azam and Azhar Ali can’t win matches on their own, Kamran Akmal shocked at Pakistan’s lack of batting firepower for South Africa series

Kamran Akmal said Babar Azam and Azhar Ali can't win matches on their own

Kamran Akmal: “You cannot win matches with just two batsmen — Babar Azam and Azhar Ali. Babar has just come out of long injury problem while Azhar’s batting could also be shaky against South Africa’s left-arm spinners”

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Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal said the national team cannot expect to win their upcoming Test series against South Africa with “just two batsmen”.

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