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Butt hopeful of pitches aiding batsmen's run-scoring

Butt hopeful of pitches aiding batsmen's run-scoring

A criticism often meted out to Pakistan batsmen has been on their inefficiency to keep a high scoring rate in limited overs cricket. This issue has regularly been pinpointed as the cause of their underwhelming performances in ODI cricket in recent times.

To address this alarming batting crisis, a shift has been observed lately over the prevalence of flat pitches in domestic cricket, especially during One-Day tournaments such as the ongoing Pakistan Cup. Talking about the state of batting-friendly surfaces in the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, the venue of the five-team tournament, senior pro Salman Butt has praised the efforts of the groundsmen.

Butt believes that this tactic is the right way to go about resolving the issues of low scoring rate, as this will eventually lead to cricketers progressing to the national side, being naturally equipped with an aggressive range of stroke play.

“Pitches in Pakistan are extremely good. You must have noticed in PSL that the batsmen struggle to score in UAE but in Pakistan, they score massive runs. You'll see when cricket will resume completely in Pakistan, our players will start playing positive everywhere,” he said.