The selection of Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik is currently making a lot of noise as many fans including few former cricketers want the authorities to rely on the prowess of youngsters for the upcoming edition of the T20 World Cup scheduled in Australia.
Unfortunately, his recent numbers against the top 5 T20I teams aren’t encouraging. Playing a total of 11 games, Malik averages only 22.50 with the bat. While his strike-rate of 135.54 is impressive, he failed to score even one half-century in these contests. Whether it is his bad form or bad luck, neither seems to help Pakistan as the green team relies heavily on the skill-set of the senior pro.
Without a shadow of a doubt, the former skipper is one of the longest-serving servants of Pakistan Cricket. Making his international debut way back in 2001, he featured in more than 400 games for the boys in green and helped them win many games. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen how things fare for the 38-year old cricketer who is at the twilight of his career.