Experienced campaigner Shoaib Malik has been in dismal form in the World Cup so far. A string of low scores for the veteran all-rounder means that his already abysmal average in England has taken a steep hit.
Despite the perceived burden of Malik’s disappointing show with the bat on Pakistan’s fragile lineup, skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has lent support to his old warhorse. The wicketkeeper-batsman said that his trusted player was just one good innings away from getting back to a prolific run.
“Shoaib Malik is our senior player and I am sure a good innings from him is just around the corner, hopefully in the India game,” Sarfaraz claimed in the aftermath of the defeat against Australia.
Pakistan’s next match is against India, their archrivals against whom they have never won in a World Cup match in six encounters.