Brought in as a replacement of the wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed, a lot was expected from Mohammad Rizwan who got his chance after scoring heaps of runs in the domestic circuit. However, it has been a sad story so far for him as he continuous to suffer on Australian soil.
In the tour game against Australia A, the 27-year old cricketer was given an excellent platform by the batters Babar Azam and Asad Shafiq to get few runs in a situation where Pakistan was dominating the game.
To his dismay, the athletic player failed to capitalize on the opportunity as he wasn’t able to counter the bounce generated by Jhye Richardson and handled an easy catch in the slip cordon to Joe Burns. In a painful outing, Rizwan gathered only 6 runs while consuming 22 balls.
Earlier, the Peshawar born struggled in the T20I series where he mustered 45 runs in three games at 15. Moreover, his strike-rate of 90 exacerbated the overall reading. Pakistan would need their keeper to fire if they are to challenge Australia down under.