Pakistan’s third T20 against Zimbabwe is scheduled to be played in Rawalpindi today and hence, here is a look at three cricketers that head coach Misbah-ul-Haq should play today.
Abdullah Shafiq Deserves An Opportunity During Pakistan’s Third T20 Against Zimbabwe
Young Abdullah Shafiq was picked for the ongoing series in order to develop bench strength and with the future in mind. With the series already won, the 20 year old batsman deserves an opportunity to play at home. Otherwise, asking the youngsters to show case his skills during a difficult New Zealand tour would be extremely unfair and therefore, Misbah-ul-Haq must allow a debut game to Abdullah Shafiq is familiar home conditions.
Zafar Gohar is arguably the best left-arm spinner in the domestic circuit right now and therefore, it is no wonder that he was chosen to be part of the squad for the home series against Zimbabwe. There is little point playing the 25 year old in New Zealand where wickets generally favor seam bowling. So, Misbah must play Zafar Gohar against Zimbabwe today to see whether or not he can prove himself to be an able back up for Imad Wasim.
Pakistan have kept with them Rohail Nazir as a back-up wicket-keeper ever since the English tour that took place earlier in the year. So, it is about time that while keeping the future in mind Pakistan play the 19 year old wicket-keeper against a struggling Zimbabwean side.