PAK T20I openers are back

link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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9/22/22, 5:45:47 PM 
ENG 199/5 (20

)PAK 203/0 (19.3)

Pakistan won by 10 wkts

Mohammad Rizwan 88(51)
Babar Azam 110 (66

link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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9/22/22, 5:46:48 PM 

Babar Azam | Pakistan captain and Player of the Match:
The discussion was we can chase it down, we have done it before and that was the belief in the dressing room. The wicket always plays better under lights and it played better than what we expected. The discussions with Rizwan were to finish the match. I always had the belief (during the run of low scores) and you need that as a sportsman. The team always supported me and kept backing me.

link Raskil Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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9/22/22, 6:21:20 PM 
In reply to Narper

They’re using their very best batsmen up front to face all the overs.

They’ve done just that against different opponents home and away and won.

Is that a good strategy other teams can use?

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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9/22/22, 7:37:46 PM 
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In reply to Narper
Babar can bat yuh see - a fabulous performance - he is so elegant

link tc1 Joined: Jun 11, 2004
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9/22/22, 7:41:27 PM 
In reply to Chrissy

he does not cow swipe; he still maintains his shape as he hits it out of the park.

link WI_cricfan Joined: Oct 11, 2006
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9/22/22, 7:46:19 PM 
In reply to Chrissy
Pakistan have produce some of the more elegant batsmen

link googley Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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9/22/22, 10:03:46 PM 
In reply to Raskil

Is that a good strategy other teams can use?


Of course, you want to give your best batter to face as many balls as possible in T20s. India uses the same strategy....thats why you see Kohli opening the batting so often.

link Raskil Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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9/22/22, 10:48:23 PM 
In reply to googley

Kohli isn’t guaranteed opening the batting
KL and Rohit

link googley Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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9/22/22, 10:58:52 PM 
In reply to Raskil

Before KL, Kohli filled that role often. Now he bats a 3, which is perfect given the abilities of KL and Rohit.

link Raskil Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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9/22/22, 11:17:29 PM 
In reply to googley

Therefore
It’s on form

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