Mahela Jayawardene picks Pakistan bowler who should partner with Shaheen Shah Afridi when he returns

Mahela Jayawardene picked Naseem Shah as the bowler who should partner with Pakistan left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi

Mahela Jayawardene: “Especially for quite a few opening batsmen, it will be a nightmare if Shaheen and Naseem bowl in tandem from both ends”

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Legendary Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene wants to see Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah bowling in tandem with Shaheen Shah Afridi.

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Fair play to him, Mahela Jayawardene on Pakistan player with added responsibility and pressure

Mahela Jayawardene said fair play to Pakistan captain Babar Azam for leading by example with the bat

Mahela Jayawardene: “Being the captain as well, he has taken responsibility and performed, which is great to see. [It’s] not an easy thing to do”

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Sri Lanka icon Mahela Jayawardene admitted he is impressed with Babar Azam for taking responsibility to lead by example since he captains Pakistan.

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That technique though, Mahela Jayawardene impressed with Pakistan batsman’s composure

Mahela Jayawardene said that technique though when talking about Pakistan captain Babar Azam

Mahela Jayawardene: “[I] think it is just the technique, the time that he has and the composure that he has out there in the middle”

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Legendary Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jaywardene expressed his amazement at Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s batting technique and his ability to keep his composure when out in the middle.

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They have got to back him now, Mahela Jayawardene on Pakistan bowler who’s starting to become a reliable wicket-taker

Mahela Jayawardene said Pakistan have got to back Naseem Shah now

Mahela Jayawardene: “They did not back Naseem too much in the white-ball format but lately, with a lot of cricket being played, he has come of age and the control that he has shown, especially with the new ball, picking up wickets that’s the key element”

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Legendary Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene said Pakistan have got to keep backing fast bowler Naseem Shah as he has “come of age” and started taking wickets regularly in all three formats.

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Never looks rattled, Mahela Jayawardene on quite brilliant Pakistan player

Mahela Jayawardene said Pakistan captain Babar Azam never looks rattled when batting

Mahela Jayawardene: “He’s not rattled at any time, whether he plays T20Is, ODIs or Tests, he adjusts quite brilliantly”

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Sri Lanka icon Mahela Jayawardene said Pakistan captain Babar Azam never looks rattled when batting, regardless of whether he is playing Test cricket, ODIs or a T20 International.

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Push yourself to get better, Mahela Jayawardene wants Pakistan player to stay ambitious

Mahela Jayawardene told Pakistan captain Babar Azam to push himself to get better

Mahela Jayawardene on Babar Azam: “He should be able to hold on to that and at the same time, push himself to get better”

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Sri Lanka legend Mahela Jayawardene has advised Pakistan captain Babar Azam to push himself to get better while staying consistent at the same time.

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Watch out Joe Root, Mahela Jayawardene sees Pakistan batsman dethroning him

Mahela Jayawardene said watch out Joe Root as he believes Pakistan captain Babar Azam will replace him as the number one Test batsman

Mahela Jayawardene: “It depends on the amount of cricket, who’s playing when and how much but the Babar might be the guy”

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Iconic Sri Lanka cricketer Mahela Jayawardene believes Pakistan captain Babar Azam “might be the guy” to dethrone England’s Joe Root as the number one Test batsman.

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Look at his ranking, Mahela Jayawardene says it’s impossible to criticise Pakistan player’s consistency right now

Mahela Jayawardene said look at Pakistan captain Babar Azam's ranking

Mahela Jayawardene: “He’s been consistent in all three formats and it shows in his rankings”

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Legendary Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene said it is impossible to criticise Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s consistency with the bat as he has scored runs in all three formats.

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I’ll put my money on him, Mahela Jayawardene backs Pakistan captain Babar Azam to achieve incredible feat

Mahela Jayawardene said he will put his money on Pakistan captain Babar Azam to become the No. 1 batsman in all three formats

Mahela Jayawardene: “I would put my money on him at least for a little while to hold to all three but there are some good quality players around who will keep pushing him”

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Mahela Jayawardene said he would put his money on Pakistan captain Babar Azam to achieve the incredible feat of being ranked the number one batsman in all three formats.

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