By Kaukab Azhar
After a disappointing ODI series, Pakistan delivered a clinical performance in T20Is. Greenshirts never looked in any trouble and won all the matches comfortably.
Here’s how individuals performed in the series:
Fakhar Zaman (1/10)
It’s all falling apart for Fakhar. Not so long ago, he was an automatic selection in the squad but it seems likely that he’ll have to perform extraordinarily well in the domestic circuit to regain the trust of fans and selectors.
(Runs: 45, Average:15, Strike Rate: 95.67)
Showed his class in the first two matches and chose not to bat in the third. Babar has certainly worked on improving his strike rate. Arguably the best T20 batsman in the world at the moment. He would still be disappointed at not finishing games.
(Runs: 133 , Average: 66.50, Strike Rate: 160.24)
Haider Ali (7/10)
Man-of-the-match in the second T20I. Haider has added to his reputation; however, his technique will be tested in New Zealand.
(Runs: 100, Average: 50, Strike Rate: 140.84)
Made his debut and looked solid.
(Runs: 41, Strike Rate: 124.24)
Played important inning in the first T20I. Probably, Hafeez should have rested against weak opposition.
(Runs: 36, Average: 36, Strike Rate: 112.25)
Khushdil Shah (6/10)
Came to bat in the first two matches when almost Pakistan were over the victory line. However, scored a blistering 36 not out in the third, hitting three sixes. Remained not out in all three matches.
(Runs: 52, Strike Rate: 185.71)
Tidy behind the stumps. Not tested with the bat.
Imad Wasim (7/10)
Imad would have liked more game time. After being thrashed by Taylor in ODIs, he was back to his best in the third T20I.
(Wickets: 2, Average: 13.50, Economy Rate: 6.75)
Usman Qadir (10/10)
Shadab’s injury allowed Qadir to finally make his T20I debut. He impressed everyone with his variations. The right-arm leg-spinner picked up 8 wickets and also man of the series award on his debut. He will surely get an extended run in the squad after this performance.
(Wickets: 8, Average: 7.50, Economy Rate: 5.45)
Faheem Ashraf (4/10)
Yet another chance went in vain against a weak opposition for Faheem. Surely it’s time to look beyond him and try someone else for the bowling allrounder position.
(Wickets: 1, Average: 55, Economy Rate: 6.8)
Wahab Riaz (5/10)
Wahab would be disappointed in not picking up more wickets against a weak batting lineup. (Wickets: 2, Average: 34, Economy Rate: 8.50)
Haris Rauf (7/10)
Swung the new ball and bowled with variations in the death overs. An economy rate of almost 8 per over was an area of concern.
(Wickets: 6, Average: 15.66, Economy Rate: 7.83)
Bowled with pace and bounce. Hasnain was particularly good at controlling the flow of runs but could pick only two wickets in three games.
(Wickets: 2, Average: 37.50, Economy Rate: 6.25)
Failed to create an impression in the third T20I and went wicketless. (Economy Rate: 5.25)