Need 1 Or 2 Badtameez Type Batsmen In The Middle-Order: Inzamam-Ul-Haq On Pakistan’s ODI Set-Up
Previous Pakistan captain & chief selector Inzamam-Ul-Haq has spoken his dissatisfaction with Pakistan batsmen’s incapability to increase their speed. Zimbabwe came quite close to Pakistan’s first innings total of 281 in the first ODI in Rawalpindi, losing by 26 runs ultimately. Inzamam-Ul-Haq has faith in the national set-up requirements one or two slam-bang batsmen in the middle-order to get to 300-350 runs.
Haris Sohail top-scored for Pakistan in Rawalpindi in contradiction of Zimbabwe, striking 71 in 82 distributions at a strike rate of 86.58. Separately from captain Babar Azam, who shivering for 19 at a strike rate of 105.55, none of the other top six reached more than Sohail’s strike rate of 86.58. Brendan Taylor spearheaded the tourists’ reply with 112 off 117 balls; however, he was ineffective in taking Zimbabwe over the complete line.
Inzamam-ul-Haq "There is no one in the Pakistan top 5 who can hit big or can play at a fast strike-rate. We need 1 or 2 badtameez type of batsmen in the middle-order because it becomes difficult to score 300-350 runs if you only have proper batsmen" #Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) October 31, 2020
Inzamam-Ul-Haq mourned the lack of batsmen in the top five, who could play the big shots and play at a fast strike rate. The 120-Test veteran calls for the administration to shove ‘badtameez’ type of batsmen in the middle-order as a replacement for players, who could only play textbook shots. Inzamam feels that the existing trend of ODI cricket needs batsmen to the number of 300-350 totals. The second ODI initiates in Rawalpindi on Sunday though the same place would also host the third ODI and the 3 T20 internationals.