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Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez on Wednesday said that the star batsman and limited-overs skipper Babar Azam should bat in the middle-order as to experience different things.
“I think in the upcoming series against Zimbabwe, we should try a new opening pair,” the all-rounder said, adding that it will help us evaluate the prospect of other opening batsmen in the domestic circuit.
“I believe Babar should come lower down the order,” Hafeez, who has scored 2,147, runs in 94 T20s, said while talking to a private news channel.
The cricketer believes that the Pakistan team management should give chance to youngsters in the upcoming series against Zimbabwe.
The Zimbabwe team was due to arrive in Pakistan for a series in October, which includes three Twenty20s and as many ODIs.
“This kind of series is a perfect opportunity to test your bench strength and give rest to seniors,” he added.
Pakistan Cricket Board’s Chief Executive Officer Wasim Khan has confirmed that the Zimbabwe home series will be split between Rawalpindi and Multan, The News had reported on Saturday.
The three-match ODI series would be staged in Multan whereas the T20s will be played in Rawalpindi.

Abdul Gh Lone