Pakistan have a few chinks to address in their armour. Skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are the team’s number one opening pair, but their below-par showing has prompted experts to ask the team management to push the captain down the batting order.
Babar has managed just 39 runs in his five innings in the T20 World Cup thus far. Haris, on the other hand, has clobbered 59 runs in just two innings, that too at a strike rate of 203.44.
Sanjay Bangar also explained that Pakistan designated No. 3 batsman Shan Masood can be the floater.
“Shan Masood can be the floater because you saw David Malan in England. He is the floater. He can bat if the wicket falls early up top.
“He can arrest the slide and then you have some very good players like Ifthikhar and Shadab, who can follow soon and that actually lengthens the batting line-up also a bit. So, if Pakistan are willing to make those changes, I clearly feel that they can optimize their resources really well.”