NEW DELHI: Forward of the T20 World Cup, former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja believes that if opener Saim Ayub fails to carry out persistently, it will be pointless to disrupt the well-established opening partnership of Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam.
Regardless of displaying indicators of enchancment with a quick-fire knock of 45 off 29 balls within the first T20I towards Eire, Ayub struggled within the second match, scoring solely 6 runs throughout Pakistan’s chase of 194 on Sunday in Dublin.
“I do not suppose Saim Ayub offers you safety, he reveals flashes of brilliance. Should you do not rating 50 off 30 balls then breaking Rizwan and Babar’s opening duo does not make any sense,” Ramiz mentioned on his YouTube channel on Monday.
Within the current sequence towards New Zealand, Ayub managed to attain solely 52 runs in 4 matches at a mean of 14.25, along with his highest rating being 32. Previous to Ayub’s inclusion, Babar and Rizwan have been the designated openers for Pakistan and have been thought-about one of the vital profitable opening pairs in white-ball cricket.

The record-breaking duo of Babar and Rizwan had cast a 105-run partnership, which was their third century stand within the final version of the Males’s T20I World Cup in 2022, setting a brand new file for essentially the most hundred partnerships by a gap pair within the match’s historical past.
With the sequence towards Eire tied at 1-1 after Pakistan’s victory within the second match, the deciding third T20I might be performed on Tuesday on the Clontarf Cricket Membership in Dublin.
(Inputs from ANI)



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