Here Is Why Selectors Should Be Worried As PSL 5 Is Nearing Its End

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Fifth edition of Pakistan Super League or PSL 5 is nearing its end and hence, here is a look at why the national selectors should be worried.

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No Real Back Ups Found For The Batting Department

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The likes of Haider Ali and Azam Khan have shown plenty of promise however, with the T20 world cup just around the corner; they are still raw and there is hardly any time to develop their skills. Hence, Pakistani selectors should be worried with the fact that they have little or no back up available in case one of the regular members of Pakistan’s T20 batting line-up becomes unavailable for any given reason just before the mega event.

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A Lack of Quality Openers

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Opening department then should be the real worry for the national selectors who are on the watch out for a worthy upper-order batsman to partner Babar Azam.

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Ahsan Ali has hardly featured in the tournament while Ahmed Shehzad and Sharjeel Khan have looked off-color so far.

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Kamran Akmal as always has done decently however, he is 38 of years age and thus, going back to him is likely to make way for plenty of criticism for Misbah-ul-Haq and company.

 Read: Why Kamran Akmal Or Sarfaraz Ahmed Are Likely To Replace Mohd. Rizwan In Pakistan’s T20 Squad After PSL 5

Question Marks Remain Over The Wicket-keeper’s Slot

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Karachi Kings were quick to dismiss the probability of playing Mohd. Rizwan who by the way is Pakistan’s regular T20 wicket-keeper as of now. Now if Rizwan is not good enough to be considered by his franchise then there is every reason for Pakistan to replace the 27 year old in the format.

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But then, who do they pick? We have already discussed the dilemma associated with Kamran Akmal’s selection. The case of Sarfaraz Ahmed too seems fifty fifty at the moment. The former captain’s performance during the event has been just fine but there is nothing spectacular about it as well.

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Hence, Pakistani selectors will be hoping for some big performances during the remaining games from their local players particularly, wicket-keepers and upper order batsmen.


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