Last Updated on September 9, 2021 by Umar Khan
Amir has already announced his retirement and will not be available for the coming T20 world cup if he does not consider his retirement decision. In a video on his channel, Former Pakistan Captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq has revealed that Muhammad Amir has to revisit his retirement decision before the mega event.
Amir Issues And Its Solution With PCB
Inzamam-Ul-Haq further explained that if the fast bowler has some issues with the Pakistan Cricket Board, then in that situation, the better solution is to record his issues and inform the board about them. He can negotiate with the PCB.
He also added that “Muhammad Amir could also have been considered. But he has announced his retirement”. Inzamam-Ul-Haq wants the fast bowler to be part of the 15 members squad for the coming world cup. His enclosure will be suitable for the team as our team needs some experience in the bowling attack.
Opening Slot For T20 World Cup
He was talking about Sarfraz, Fakhar Zaman, and Muhammad Rizwan’s issue. He said that Muhammad Rizwan is the only wicket-keeper he wants in the team for the mega event. And there is a good reason for it. He is playing well. Rizwan also gives stability to the Pakistan top order.
Talking about the opening slot and specially Fakhar’s performance, Inzamam said that Fakhar’s performance in ODIs is undoubtedly quite brilliant. Still, in the T20s, he could make his impact, and that is why we have to keep in mind Sharjeel Khan and Sohaib Maqsood as opening options.
He also raised another valid point that both Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan are good options for the opening spot. Both of them have been doing this duty in the past as well.
He said that Zeeshan Maqsood is one of the best players that should be considered as he has showcased his talent in the PSL and KPL. He is sensible, hits the ball on merit, and is amongst the runs. So, Zeeshan Maqsood can be a good choice.
Middle Order Batters For Pakistan
He said that Muhammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik could fill the middle order slot very well when talking about the middle order. Both of them are experienced, hard hitters and can handle pressure as well.
He further explained that we had tried different combos for middle-order slots recently, but no one provided the selectors with satisfactory performances. Haider Ali, the young talented prospect, could not deliver along with Azam Khan. Spectators have so much expectation from both of them, but they failed to deliver. That’s why Shoaib Malik will be a perfect pick for this spot.
Talking about Asif Ali, Inzamam said that his batting is maturing day by day. So, it will be good to have such an explosive player in the squad. He can use a long handle in the latter part of the inning that is essential in the shorter format if any team wants to get a respectable total or chase a fighting total. Asif is a good prospect, he is an accumulator and hard-hitter at the same time.