Despite the popular perception, Pakistan is not short of batting talent as indicated by the exciting cricketers springing up from the domestic circuit. One such name is Abid Ali, who has consistently performed in first-class cricket and continued his exceptional form in the New Zealand A tour to UAE.
The compact right-handed batsman scored an enduring century in the second unofficial Test against the Kiwis, to lead his side into a strong position. His captivating knock allowed Pakistan A to set the opposition a tricky target of 254.
While the match ended in a draw, Abid’s standout innings would have surely caught the attention of the selectors who are still trying to beef up Pakistan’s middle order in the absence of Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq.