Former Pakistan left-arm pacer Wasim Akram has said that Babar Azam needs to improve his dot ball percentage in T20 cricket, especially in the first six overs of the game. Wasim Akram advice for Babar Azam.
Babar Azam is considered as one of the top batsman of Pakistan in the shorter format of the game but there is one area he lacks in – That is his poor strike rate and high dot ball percentage. This has proved to be one of the major concerns for Azam.
Babar Azam needs to improve his dot ball percentage in the first six overs: Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram advice for Babar Azam. In a recent interview, Wasim Akram said that players need to evolve with the ever-changing dynamics of T20 cricket and added – “They [Pakistan batsmen] need to look at the top batsmen in the world and learn from how they approach their game. We have Babar Azam and Rizwan is in good nick as well but I think Babar needs to improve his dot ball percentage in the first six overs. The players need to evolve especially with so much T20 cricket being played,”
The former pacer was also not impressed with the batting style of the young Pakistan players and he has went on to question PSL’s ability to produce tip quality batsman in the last 6 seasons.
Akram has said that players must definitely realize that batting is not always about hitting every ball out of the park – But making necessary adjustments to pitch, conditions, and adapt things according to the gameplay.
He said – ”We have had six PSL seasons but can you name one batsman which came through the emerging category. Haider Ali’s name came up but he is not consistent. Hafeez is 40 odd, he is physically very fit and part of the team. I’m happy that he is playing well, although currently, he is out of form. If there was any other good batsman, he would have been replaced but that’s not the case,”
“Batting doesn’t mean that you have to hit a six on every ball. You have to pick your bowler, spot, and opposition along with situation awareness. A coach won’t tell you about situation awareness, it comes from the intelligence within players and they need to learn that,” he added.
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