T20 WC: Inzamam wants Shan to open for Pakistan

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Lahore

Former Pakistan cricket captain and chief selector Inzamam ul Haq threw his weight behind opener Shan Masood, saying that he would select him to open for Pakistan in the upcoming T20 World Cup.

“I saw him playing at the PSL and the KPL,” he said. “If there is anyone who has played better than everyone else [in recent days] then it is Shan Masood,” said the legendary batsman.

“He does sensible hitting through proper shots at a very healthy strike rate. He knows how to rotate strike. So if I have a choice, I will definitely consider him. He is a good fielder and an excellent team player,” said Inzamam of Masood.

Inzamam said that Sharjeel Khan was a natural hitter, adding that if he had not been banned following the spot-fixing scandal, Khan would be one of the best T20 players today in the world.

He said Sharjeel was also an important player and had scored a century in a recent KPL match as well, adding that he will be very important on pitches in the Sub-continent.

Inzamam spoke about the top-order’s performance over the past few months, adding that it had performed well for Pakistan but the same could not be said about the middle-order. “The top order builds your base,” he said. “Number 5, and 7 finish the match for you.—Agenceis

 

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