Pakistan’s opener Fakhar Zaman faces the worst embarassment
ISLAMABAD - Left-handed opener Fakhar has somehow managed to avoid scrutiny over his dwindling numbers. In T20 cricket, he has failed spectacularly. His golden duck against Starc on Sunday was his second successive zero in T20s and extended his run of poor scores to 11 innings.
The left-handed opener has now been dismissed for single digit scores in his last four outings and has a highest score of 24 in his last 11 efforts.
Wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed paid a huge price link for his indifferent form and poor results. Fakhar, who only offers runs as a player, will surely be feeling the heat now, The National has reported.
Pakistan’s batsmen struggled to clear the big boundary ropes at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Mohammed Rizwan (31) was caught at long-on by Cummins off spinner Ashton Agar, Asif Ali failed to clear mid-wicket against Kane Richardson while Imad Wasim struck Starc straight down to long-on. Even the six Babar hit off Agar just about cleared long-off.
Pakistan’s batsmen will need to either bring a lot more power to their strokes or simply concentrate on fours.