#BabarAzam & Mohd. Rizwan registered a match winning 197 runs record partnership yesterday against the Proteas during the third T20 of the four match series and so, here is a look at what we were able to learn from it.
#BabarAzam & Mohd. Rizwan End “The First Choice Openers” Debate
Critics off late have argued that Fakhar Zaman and Sharjeel Khan should open the innings for Pakistan in the T20 format simply because they seem more capable of utilizing the power play and playing with a better strike-rate. Babar Azam and Mohd. Rizwan then proved everyone wrong with the way they played yesterday and hence, both of them are now Pakistan’s first choice openers in the shortest format of the game without a shadow of doubt.
A Comeback Won’t Be Easy For Sharjeel Khan And Sarfaraz Ahmed
Sharjeel Khan and Sarfaraz Ahmed have a proven track record in the T20 format. Nevertheless, a comeback for neither Sharjeel nor Sarfaraz seems easy for as long as Babar and Rizwan keep performing the way they are at the moment. Both then will also have to make the most of the opportunity if and once it comes their way in order to keep their place in the T20 squad as back up players
Not The Same South Africa!
Without taking anything away from Pakistan’s superb performance; one must admit that this is not the same South Africa that we are all accustomed to watching. The bowlers in particular lack venom and their fielding standards that was once the best in the world, are nothing to talk home about these days.