Shahid Afridi wants Mohammad Haris open instead of Babar Azam

T20 World Cup 202: Shahid Afridi wants Mohammad Haris open instead of Babar Azam

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi wants to see Mohammad Haris open instead of Babar Azam in the T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final. Babar is not in the rhythm in the current World Cup. Pak captain can do justice to his name. Meanwhile, Haris is spreading light by getting a chance in the team in the middle of the World Cup. Afridi wants to see this right-handed batsman opening with Mohammad Rizwan.

Afridi said, ‘Babar needs to fire at the top of our batting order, so we need a power hitter. This is clearly seen in Haris or Shadab. Please give Haris a chance to open the innings with Rizwan. And you play number three. You have to be tough and flexible with a balanced batting line-up to win matches.’

Haris has the experience of playing 4 ODIs for Pakistan. 21-year-old Harris was a reserve in the World Cup team. He played the only T20 against England last September. He got a chance in the World Cup in 2 matches. He entered the field as Fakhar Zaman was knocked out due to injury.

Harris contributed to Pakistan’s semi-final. Dropped to number three and scored 31 runs against Bangladesh. Earlier he scored 28 runs against South Africa. Harris has played 25 matches in recognized T20 so far. The right-handed batsman has two fifties.