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Fakhar Zaman Reveals His New Batting Position in T20Is

Fakhar Zaman Reveals His New Batting Position in T20Is

Pakistan’s opening batsman, Fakhar Zaman, has expressed contentment with a change in his batting position ahead of the upcoming five-match T20I series against New Zealand, commencing on January 12 in Auckland.

Speaking to the media in Lahore, Fakhar highlighted the healthy competition for batting slots within the team and emphasized the team’s collective improvement.

He acknowledged the necessity of competition, stating, “It’s good that six players are vying for one spot in the team.” While he has traditionally opened for the team, Fakhar shared that he has been directed to play one or two down due to the stellar performances of Babar and Rizwan as openers.

The 33-year-old disclosed that both the coach and team captain have advised him to bat lower in the lineup, a departure from his customary role as the opening batsman.

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Fakhar expressed his satisfaction with this positional adjustment, stating, “The coach and captain have asked me to play one down or two down, and I am happy with that.”

Known for his explosive batting, Fakhar Zaman has a notable record, having played 76 T20Is for Pakistan and accumulating 1433 runs. His standout performance includes a match-winning 91 runs against Australia in 2018.

The Green Shirts, led by Shaheen Afridi, are gearing up for a 5-match T20I series in New Zealand, scheduled to kick off on January 12th immediately following the conclusion of the Test series against Australia.