Pakistan’s youngest batting sensation, Haider Ali is failing to impress with his selection and back-to-back chances in the limited-over cricket.
Undoubtedly, Haider has justified his selection with decent knocks with the bat numerous times as 66* remains his highest score in the T20Is that came up against Zimbabwe in Pakistan.
Piling up 248 T20I runs featuring in 12 matches, he has not given delightful watching moments to the witnesses. If one has clearly noticed, the senior players are continually mentoring Haider on the field from the non-strikers’ end when the young batter is on strike.
Being inexperienced, he is flopping with the batting techniques, thus, his last eight T20I scores include 3 (5), 8 (4), 11 (9), 21 (16), 10 (11), 15 (13), 14 (8), 12 (9) runs.
Being a participant in Pak vs SA T20I series, he is yet to impress the masses with 14 and 12 runs sequentially in 1st and 2nd games.
Many believe that the lad should be more indulged in practicing, domestic, to enhance his batting skills that can later be implemented professionally.
Pak vs Zim T20I: Reason why Haider Ali should be pulled out
One cannot doubt his talent that he has shown in first-class, List-A cricket but it has been analyzed that the youngster is not yet ready to appear in the internationals with the window holding some big events like World Cup soon.
Here is the T20I squad for South Africa and Zimbabwe series:
Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Danish Aziz, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Sharjeel Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Waseem (Jnr), Zahid Mehmood (Shadab’s replacement has now pulled himself out), Usman Qadir