ISLAMABAD: Owing to the rising variety of coronavirus instances in a number of nations of the world, together with Pakistan, Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbas has cautioned the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) about holding the remaining Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) season six matches, saying that the extravaganza should go on provided that the state of affairs is managed.
The previous Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) president mentioned if the state of affairs doesn’t normalise, then the league ought to be postponed.
“India additionally needed to postpone the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a result of worsening COVID-19 state of affairs, which is why we ought to be cautious as nicely,” cricketpakistan.com.pk quoted him as saying.
Abbas, who scored 5,062 and a pair of,572 runs in 78 Checks and 62 ODIs, respectively, additionally praised the Pakistan group’s efficiency and their star batsmen, skipper Babar Azam and wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan, through the recently-concluded Africa tour.
“I watched the matches against South Africa and I can happily say that the Pakistan team is steadily rising in stature.
“Mohammad Rizwan has been batting really well,” he said, adding that he did not expect him to improve his batting suddenly while playing international cricket.
“Thankfully, we now have someone other than Babar who can support the batting department. If we can get two or three more batsmen like Rizwan and Babar, then our team will become one of the best in the world,” he said.
Abbas added that Babar is leading the side and is also batting really well.
“This a great sign for Pakistan cricket. A captain should lead from the front and Babar is doing exactly that,” he mentioned.
Abbas additionally believes that younger batsman Haider Ali wasn’t capable of carry out nicely on account of a change in his batting place.
“I think Haider Ali did well as an opener which is why he was selected for the national side but in international cricket he bats down the order.”
“This change in batting position can unsettle players and that could possibly be the reason behind the dip in Haider’s form,” he mentioned.
“Being a young player, I don’t think he should have been dropped from the side.”
He said the batting coach should have worked with him with regards to batting in the middle order.
We had high expectations from Haider which is why it would have been better to give him a prolonged run rather than dropping him from the side,” he mentioned.