The young Pakistan middle order’s glittering performances has been the sole silver lining in a disastrous home series against Australia. Suffering their first whitewash at home, only the likes of Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Sohail and Abid Ali provided fans something to cheer about with their brilliant batting across the 5 matches.
Rizwan and Haris in particular racked up 2 centuries each, showing their hunger to score runs at a rapid rate against a quality Aussie bowling lineup. The cumulative 4 centuries from the two is only the second instance in ODI history, where a team’s middle order (no. 3-5) has been able to score more than 3 hundreds in a bilateral series.
Sohail and Rizwan’s strong show with the bat hence move the selectors to ponder on the possibility of picking both the batsmen for the World Cup squad.