Here’s a report card of 16 players that took part in ODI series

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Author: Kaukab Azhar

Despite winning 2-1, it was a series to forget for Pakistan. It wasn’t the sort of performance fans were hoping for against such weak opposition. The team tried different combinations and handed debuts to 4 players. Here’s a report card of the 16 players that took part in the series.

Imam-ul-Haq – (6/10)

Imam would have surely wanted to score a century against such a weak bowling line-up. He was decent in the first two ODIs but hasn’t won any fan with his strike rate. (Runs: 111, Avg: 37, Strike Rate: 79)

Fakhar Zaman – (2/10)

He would be disappointed in missing out on the first two ODIs. But, failed to make the most of the only chance he got in third game. (Runs: 2, Avg: 2, Strike Rate: 100)

Abid Ali – (3/10)

Abid would see this series as an opportunity lost. This performance may result in losing his place in the squad. (Runs: 43, Avg: 21.50, Strike Rate: 79)

Babar Azam – (9/10)

A rare failure in the first ODI. Almost single-handedly took Pakistan to victory in the third ODI. As a captain, there is a lot that needs to be improved. (Runs: 221, Avg: 110, Strike Rate: 101)

Haider Ali – (4/10)

Unlucky to be given out when he had edged the ball. The youngster doesn’t seem to have found the right balance between attack and defense. He still has a long way to go. (Runs: 42, Average: 21, Strike Rate: 127)

Haris Sohail – (7/10)

Scored a much-needed half-century in the first ODI and then got injured. (Runs: 71, Average: 71, Strike Rate: 86)

Iftikhar Ahmed – (7/10)

His position was the most vulnerable at the start of the series. Iftikhar’s five-wicket haul ensured that he will be a part of plans as a batting allrounder. Failed as a batsman. (Batting – Runs: 46, Average: 23, Strike Rate: 78, Bowling: Wickets: 5, Average: 20, Economy Rate: 5.00)

Khushdil Shah – (5/10)

Made his debut in the third ODI and looked comfortable but couldn’t convert his bright start. (Runs: 33, Average: 33, Strike Rate: 68)

Muhammad Rizwan – (3/10)

After a successful England tour, M. Rizwan would have wanted to permanently cement his position in the side. However, he failed to get going with the bat in any of the matches and uncharacteristically wasn’t tidy behind the stumps either. (Runs: 25, Average: 8, Strike Rate: 41)

Imad Wasim – (4/10)

Taylor spanked him for plenty of runs in both the two ODIs, rested for the third. (Wickets: 2, Average: 46, Economy Rate: 6.2)

Faheem Ashraf – (4/10)

Got another chance against weak opposition and yet again failed to create an impression with both ball and bat. (Wickets: 1, Average: 87, Economy Rate: 5.11)

Wahab Riaz – (7/10)

Delivered the goods when it mattered the most in the first ODI. Rested in second and was expensive in the third. Scored a fifty under immense pressure showing his utility, commitment, and experience. (Wickets: 5, Average: 21.20, Economy Rate: 5.38)

Shaheen Shah Afridi – (7/10)

Started the series in red-hot form and picked up a five-wicket haul in the first ODI. Went wicketless in the next two ODIs. (Wickets: 5, Average: 25.40, Economy Rate: 4.23)

Haris Rauf – (4/10)

Started his ODI career in a horrible manner, conceding 30 in his first 3 overs. Came back well but couldn’t deliver anything special. (Wickets: 1, Average: 88, Economy Rate: 5.17)

Muhammad Hasnain – (9/10)

A five-wicket haul in the only match he got to play in the series. Impressed everyone with pace and bounce. (Wickets: 5, Average: 5.20, Economy Rate: 2.60)

Muhammad Musa – (4/10)

Started well in the second ODI; however, he was completely flat afterward. He will be lucky to remain part of the squad after conceding 80 runs in the third ODI. (Wickets: 2, Average: 50, Economy Rate: 6.24)

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