The need to score runs quickly is the most important requirement for any batsman in international cricket. With three formats to counter, players often find it difficult to switch the gears. Wasim Akram, the former Pakistan skipper, feels that the players need to evolve in T20 cricket.
Talking about Pakistan captain Babar Azam, Akram stated that he should reduce his dot-ball percentage.
“They [Pakistan batsmen] need to look at the top batsmen in the world and learn from how they approach their game. Babar Azam and Rizwan are in good nick as well, but I think Babar needs to improve his dot ball percentage in the first six overs. The players need to evolve especially with so much T20 cricket being played.”
He also questioned the Pakistan Super League’s ability to produce one good batter from the emerging category.
“We have had six PSL seasons but can you name one batsman which came through the emerging category. Haider Ali’s name came up but he is not consistent. Hafeez is 40 odd, he is physically very fit and part of the team. I’m happy that he is playing well, although currently, he is out of form. If there was any other good batsman, he would have been replaced but that’s not the case.”