Pakistan’s opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq could not have a truly impactful World Cup campaign as he failed to deliver starts frequently for his side. Even though Imam ended up as his country’s second-leading run-getter in the tournament courtesy a fine century against Bangladesh, there was criticism directed at the left-hander’s lack of intent in several games.
Addressing the issues of strike rate which plague his limited overs career, Imam admitted there was room for improvement in this aspect of his batting.
“My career strike rate is 80 and I believe there's a margin of improvement. Meanwhile, as Fakhar is aggressive, me and Babar are given the role to anchor the innings and bat the complete 50 overs. You might have observed whenever anyone from top order batted complete overs, we scored 300+,” the youngster told the press in Lahore.
On the other, Imam’s opening partner Fakhar Zaman had an abysmal outing in the World Cup, crossing the 50-run mark just once in 8 innings.