Ahead of the September 2 game against India, Pakistan’s star opener Fakhar Zaman has taken the spotlight. However, the discussion is about whether or not Fakhar Zaman should get a chance against India. Former Pakistan chief international Rameez Raja believes Fakhar Zaman should be left out of the starting XI against India. Although Pakistan will keep Fakhar Zaman out of the starting XI, that seems less likely.
Rameez Raja wants another player to get a chance to open against India. Rameez Raja said: “There is a big problem with Fakhar. Fakhar is a good hitter. But when a player like Fakhar is out of shape, it takes time to resolve the issue. Fakhar has trouble scoring on the leg side.
Fakhar hasn’t been able to play a big innings for a while. Rameez Raja said: “Fakhar couldn’t play well even against Afghanistan.” Pakistan needs these form openers. If the imam comes out earlier, then the pressure will come. Fakhar should be given some time. It wouldn’t be right to give Fakhar a chance against India.
In the game against Nepal, Fakhar was only able to score 14 runs in 20 balls. Fakhar had good chances to return to that form but failed to capitalize. Fakhar hit just 59 runs in three innings against Afghanistan.
However, the management of the Pakistan cricket team can still put their trust in Fakhar Zaman. In 2017, Fakhar scored a Century against India in the Champions Trophy final. Due to the Century of Fakhar, Pakistan emerged victorious by defeating Team India.