Reports in mainstream media suggest that former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed is likely to bat in the middle-order during the upcoming PAKVSA ODI series and here is a look at why the story makes sense.
Sarfaraz Ahmed To Bat At No. 5 During The PAKVSA ODI Series
Former skipper Sarfaraz has been out of Pakistan’s playing XI in every format for quite a while now. Nevertheless, GEO Super recently reported that the 33 year old is likely to bat in the middle-order i.e. at the number five position during Pakistan’s ODI series against South Africa that begins on April 02, 2021.
Why The Story Makes Sense!
The story makes sense for a number of reasons. For a start Pakistan at the moment requires a seasoned middle-order batsman in the ODI format for the concerned batting position. The option of playing the semi-retired all-rounders i.e. Mohd. Hafeez and Shoaib Malik is no longer plausible. Similarly, selectors in recent months have had to also drop the out-of-form Haris Sohail.