Pakistan lost the T20I series against England 2-1, but it wasn’t all doom and gloom for the Men in Green. Here are our player ratings for Pakistan in the series.
Mohammad Rizwan – 9/10
176 runs @ 88.0, SR: 138.5
Rizwan continued his impressive run in the shortest format of the game by topping the run charts at an average of 88. He single-handedly gave Pakistan a fighting total in the final T20I, remaining unbeaten on 76. In all, Rizwan made two fifties in the series, the other coming in the first game, where he put on 150 for the opening wicket with Babar Azam.
Babar Azam – 8/10
118 runs @ 39.3, SR: 151.3
Babar clicked big in just the one game, making 85 off 49 balls in an impressive total in the first game, but his troubles with his scoring rate early on in his innings continued in the last two matches.
Fakhar Zaman – 4/10
58 runs @ 19.3, SR: 161.1
Fakhar did not quite adapt to his middle-order role, and although he smashed a great-looking 26 off eight balls in the first game to take Pakistan’s score from good to exceptional, the left-hander felt out of position.
Azam Khan – 2/10
Six runs @ 6.0, SR: 85.7
He faced all of seven balls across two matches, and although he was dismissed in one of them, it felt like the call to drop him from the final T20I was unwarranted. Nothing much to show for Azam from the series, but opportunities were also slim for the middle-order batsman.
Shadab Khan – 7/10
38 runs @ 38.00, SR: 140.74
Five wickets @ 21.40, Eco: 9.72
Shadab was impressive in the second T20I with bat and ball and although he leaked 52 runs in the first game, the leggie took three wickets on what was a difficult pitch to contain the flow of runs. His 22-ball 36 cameo in the second game showed what he could offer with the bat.
Sohaib Maqsood – 3/10
47 runs @ 15.66, SR: 162.1
Like with Azam Khan, it would be a tad harsh to make grand pronouncements about Maqsood’s performances based on this series. He batted at No.3 in all three games and showed the right intent – reflected from his strike rate – and although he didn’t come off with any groundbreaking performances, he adds value to the Pakistan middle order in this format.
Mohammad Hafeez – 2/10
35 runs @ 11.66, SR: 145.8
The highs of 2020, when he dominated this format, looked a long time ago as Hafeez struggled to create an impact in the middle order. He was arguably batting one position lower than he should have been, but the returns were still quite slim from the veteran Pakistani batsman.
Imad Wasim – 4/10
Four wickets @ 27.00, Eco: 9.0 | 26 runs @ 8.66, SR: 152.9
Imad Wasim leaked runs at nine runs per over, and although he showed glimpses of his ability with bat and ball, Pakistan will want more from the all-rounder going forward.
Hasan Ali – 6/10
One wicket @ 28.00, Eco: 7.63
Used in just one match in the series, Hasan Ali looked better than Haris Rauf, the player he replaced. Aside from a decent spell with the ball, Hasan smashed 15 off nine balls, underlining his value as a tailender.
Shaheen Shah Afridi – 5/10
Four wickets @ 18.5, Eco: 9.06
After an ordinary ODI series, Shaheen started off in impressive fashion in the first T20I, finishing with three wickets for 30 runs, but failed to be at his sharpest in the last two matches. Notably, he bowled just one over in the final game, leaking 16 off it.
Mohammad Hasnain – 5/10
Four wickets @ 19.75, Eco: 9.87
Hasnain looked sharp when he was on song, and was particularly impressive in the first game. He was bizarrely unused with the ball in the final T20I as Pakistan banked more on spinners on a slow wicket.
Haris Rauf – 1/10
Three wickets @ 30.66, Eco: 11.5
Rauf looked terribly off colour, and was taken for runs at will by England batsmen. His hard lengths and pace aided scoring shots on the smaller English grounds and the hard-hitting batsmen capitalised on his waywardness. Rauf ended the series with an economy rate of 11.5.
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