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The numbers show that Babar ought to begin with Fakhar rather than Rizwan

The numbers show that Babar ought to begin with Fakhar rather than Rizwan

The numbers show that Babar ought to begin with Fakhar rather than Rizwan

The numbers show that Babar ought to begin with Fakhar rather than Rizwan

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  • Babar Azam will benefit more from batting first with Fakhar Zaman rather than wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan
  • Fakhar’s aggressive approach relieves Babar of the pressure of maintaining a high strike-rate
  • 28-year-old is a more dangerous batsman when he bats first in the inning alongside Fakhar
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When contrasted with wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan, the statistics indicate that Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam will benefit more from batting first with Fakhar Zaman rather than wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan.

When Babar bats first in a Twenty20 international alongside Fakhar, his batting average is 57. However, when he is on the field alongside Rizwan, his batting average dips all the way down to 32. It is concerning because there is a significant disparity of 25 runs between the two pairs of batters.

The reason for this is that Fakhar’s aggressive approach relieves Babar of the pressure of maintaining a high strike-rate, which enables Babar to play for a longer period of time. When he bats with the wicket-keeper batter, Rizwan, he has to take a higher risk, which raises the likelihood of him being dismissed from the game.

In addition, as of the year 2021, Fakhar no longer opened with Babar. However, after that, Babar did not open alongside Rizwan in any of the subsequent twenty20 international matches, and Rizwan did not participate in any of the twenty20 international matches.

As a result of Rizwan not being available for those five matches, Babar was able to raise his average to a staggering 71, scoring 44 and 50 runs against South Africa, 52 runs against Zimbabwe, 51 runs against the West Indies, and 87 runs against England. In addition, Babar hit an unbeaten century against England.

According to the statistics presented earlier, the 28-year-old is a more dangerous batsman when he bats first in the inning alongside Fakhar, as indicated by the data.

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It is important to note that Fakhar was originally selected to be one of the reserved players for the Twenty20 World Cup in 2022; but, due to an injury sustained by spinner Usman Qadir, the spot on the 15-person roster was opened up for the batter.

The startling one-run defeat that Pakistan suffered against Zimbabwe on Thursday puts their chances of advancing to the semi-finals in serious risk. In their season opener on Sunday, the Men in Green were defeated by their bitter rivals India.

For Pakistan to have any shot at making it to the semifinals of their Super 12, they need to win the three matches they have left. However, their prospects of making it to the last four will also be determined by the outcomes of the other matches.

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