Mohammad Rizwan has performed terrifically in Pakistan’s mortifying whitewash versus Australia. Making full use of the opportunity in Sarfaraz Ahmed’s absence, Rizwan showcased wonderful temperament and sublime skill with the bat to notch up two hundreds in the 5-match series.
Batting in his preferred position of no. 4, Rizwan batted splendidly to take Pakistan out of a crisis situation twice in the series, however, his efforts in the end proved to be insufficient on both occasions.
Rizwan’s excellent outings with the bat has rekindled the debate over his possible inclusion in the World Cup squad. Opining on this topic, PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani has stated that while the final decision rests with the selectors, he sees Rizwan being inducted solely as a batsman into the playing XI based on his current form.