November 29, 2021

Pakistan’s cricket team to try modern ODI style against South-Africa

Pakistan's Cricket Team to use modern style ODI cricket in South Africa's tour. - File Photo

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket team management has prepared a plan to play modern style one-day cricket. In the series against South Africa, an attempt will be made to make a combination according to this plan.

Sources revealed that the team management has set a target of scoring between 325 and 350 runs. Fast bowlers in the middle order and all-rounders in the lower order have been preferred.

Team management sources said that there is no choice but to use modern style cricket to prepare for the 2023 World Cup.

The team management did not agree to feed former captain Sarfraz Ahmed in the middle order but incumbent captain Babar Azam is in the playing XI.

In the first one day international (ODI)against South Africa, Fakhr Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Danish Aziz, Asif Ali could be included in the possible XI, while names of Shadab Khan, Fahim Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and Mohammad Hasnain could also be considered

Sources said that it was difficult for Hassan Ali to join the playing XI as he is not fit.