Sarfraz Ahmed brilliant reply to Ramiz Raja
Sarfraz Ahmed the Pakistani skipper is enjoying his role as the head of the Pakistan team. Sarfraz Ahmed and Pakistan are winning games in both T20 and ODI format. They had a good test series against England as well. They could have even won that series as well but batting issues hit them. Sarfraz Ahmed and Pakistan team are currently on a tour to Zimbabwe. They have won the tri nation series played a few weeks ago. Now they are playing a five match ODI series against the hosts. Pakistan has already won the first two games of this ODI series as well. There is a strong chance that Pakistan might give the hosts a clean sweep in the five match series as well. Sarfraz Ahmed would certainly like this to happen and even his team is trying its best to make it happen. Pakistan wants to get into a good position in ODI cricket as well.
Sarfraz Ahmed in the post-match session with Ramiz talked about his team and how they are preparing for each game. Sarfraz said that he and his men are giving in their best in every game. The combinations in both batting and bowling are well settled now and this is helping the side a lot. He said that Fakhar Zaman is doing a great job with the bat as an opener and this is a really good sign. Pakistan had issues in opening but now that Fakhar has settled in the problem is resolved for the ODI and t20 format. Only the test remains there and there is a strong chance that we might see Fakhar opening for Pakistan in the test matches as well. David Warner is the prime example of an attacking batsman opening the innings across all three formats. And he has been a great success story as well so can be Fakhar Zaman. Pakistan at the moment are doing things in the right way.
Sarfraz Ahmed himself has to do a bit more especially in test and odi games. In t20 his 20 or 20 runs innings are not bad for the team. But when it comes to test matches and ODIs there he is struggling. We have not seen him getting big runs as skipper of the team. He has to play that MS Dhoni role in the lower middle order which the former Indian skipper played for more than a decade. MS Dhoni transformed the whole Indian team and the reasons were that first he himself was performing and second his team was winning matches. So if Sarfraz wants to win more games than he has to perform himself with the bat. His wicket keeping skills have definitely improved especially against the spinners. But it is his batting which needs to be upgraded for sure. Pakistan needs a strong captain and a performing one like Imran Khan.