Wicketkeeper should open alongside Babar Azam: Kamran Akmal

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LAHORE: Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal, while talking with media personnel in Lahore on Thursday, has claimed that captain Babar Azam needs to promote a wicketkeeper to play alongside himself in the opening spot in order to create a better combination for the Men in Green. The 38-year-old believed that wicketkeepers Sarfaraz Ahmed or Mohammad Rizwan should open alongside the prolific Twenty20 International (T20I) captain. “We need good bowling all-rounder for the middle-order who can score fast while batting well. The team can try Faheem Ashraf, Amir Yamin or Amad Butt for the purpose. It was good to draw the T20I series but we could have won it. Wahab Riaz’s spell proved his worth for the team while Mohammad Hafeez proved that there was no replacement for experience. Seniors can teach a lot to the juniors in the side. Hafeez helped guide the young Haider Ali and played a sensational knock alongside the youngster. Scoring his first fifty in English conditions is a fantastic achievement for Haider Ali,” Akmal said.

 

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