Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed is counted among the shrewdest cricketers of the country. However, his performances in the last 2 years followed a downward trajectory which saw him not just getting sacked from captaincy, but also sitting out of the national team. Many backed this move, but a sizeable group came out criticizing this decision.
There were chances of him getting back in the team for the Bangladesh T20Is, but Pakistan persisted with Mohammad Rizwan and it exacerbated the situation. Former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq recently joined this debate as he believes that Misbah has made a big mistake by not selecting Sarfaraz for the three-game T20I series scheduled to be played in Lahore.
Explaining his comments, the batting icon of Pakistan said that Rizwan’s game doesn’t allow him to bat outside the top order. He admitted that Sarfaraz too isn’t an ideal batsman to bat lower down the order, but added that the 32-year old is a better striker of the cricket ball. In the presence of players like Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik, it would be hard to adjust Rizwan in the top four. For this reason, Inzamam wanted Pakistan to rely on the prowess of Sarfaraz.