Shadab Khan believes that the return of Haris Sohail will improve the
middle-order of the Pakistan cricket team.
Babar Azam-led unit are currently touring England where they
will play three ODIs and three T20Is in a series starting from July 8.
Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq, in a recent media talk, admitted
that the middle-order remains a cause of concern for the team management.
Shadab, who is also the vice-captain of the team, believes
that Sohail can fill the void in the middle-order.
“If you look at our squad, Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq have
played extraordinary innings in South Africa at the top of the order,” he said.
“Fakhar has scored two centuries in three matches, while Imam scored two
half-centuries which show our opening pair is settled in this format.
“Our middle-order is strong too with Babar Azam – who needs
no introduction – and Mohammad Rizwan, who is fresh from winning the PSL 6. Now
Haris Sohail is back in the side having scored over 50 runs per innings in the
Talking about the team’s chances in the upcoming series, the
star all-rounder believes that the pace bowling will give an edge to the visitors.
“Our bowling department is beefed up by the presence of
bowlers like Shaheen [Afridi] and Hasan Ali who are match winners,” he said.
“So we are very confident and hopeful of showing our full potential in the