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Zaman praises Sharjeel, won’t mind batting in middle-order ahead of T20Is

Zaman named Sharjeel as one of his favourite cricketers

Zaman praises Sharjeel, won’t mind batting in middle-order ahead of T20Is PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman is looking forward to playing alongside Sharjeel Khan during the upcoming T20I matches against South Africa and Zimbabwe.

The left-hander played a crucial role in Pakistan’s ODI series win, scoring 302 runs in three innings with the help of two centuries, and was also named the player of the series.

Zaman named Sharjeel as one of his favourite cricketers while praising the fellow left-hander.

“I know that I’m part of the squad till Zimbabwe tour but don’t know whether I will play or not,” said Zaman during a virtual press conference.

“Sharjeel Khan is one of my favourite cricketers in T20 cricket. I would feel really good if I get the opportunity to bat alongside him. He makes cricket look very easy. So, let’s see what happens going forward,” he added.

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The Katlang-born also doesn’t mind batting lower down the order, considering that Pakistan’s first-choice opening pair in T20Is is currently skipper Babar Azam and wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan.

“I will happily try to fulfill whatever role is given to me by the team. I don’t think, especially in South Africa, that there is much of a difference with regards to batting with the new ball or old and also as opener or in the middle-order because of the bouncy tracks here,” he concluded.