The former left-hand batsman of Australia, Mike Hussey has come up with a piece of advice for Indian bowlers ahead of the Asia Cup, 2018. He said that Team India bowlers need to take pace off from the ball to tackle aggressive batsman of Pakistan, Fakhar Zaman.
In the upcoming Asia Cup, India will meet arch-rivals Pakistan on 19th of September, 2018.
Zaman recently became the first Pakistani and sixth batsman overall to score a double ton in One-day Internationals. In the fourth ODI of the five-match series against Zimbabwe, he scored 210 off just 156 at Queen Park in Bulawayo.
The southpaw Zaman also became the fastest batsman to cross a thousand-run mark. He achieved the feat in just 18 innings while beating the previous record which was held by Sir Vivian Richards. Windies great Richards has earned this record in only 21 games.
Besides this, he slammed many other records. He became the most run getter between the two dismissals. He also became the highest individual run-scorer for Pakistan beating Saeed Anwar’s 194.
An advice of Mike Hussey
Mike Hussey, who played 79 Tests and 185 ODIs for Australia said it that it would take disciplinary effort from Indian bowlers to rule him out.
“So plans for India against Fakhar (Zaman) is got to be nice, tight line and length, be very disinclined and try and maintain that pressure, try and build up some pressure on him with some dot balls and make him go for the big shots earlier than what he wants to do,” 43-year-old Hussey told PTI.
“I think change of pace could work against him because he goes hard at the ball, taking the pace off it (the ball) could be advantageous.”
Mike Hussey in Tamil Nadu Premier League:
The left-hand batsman Hussey is presently working with Star Sports as a commentator in the third edition of TNPL 2018.
Mike said that Fakhar is an attacking batsman who loves to put pressure early on the opposite team.
Zaman had scored a match-winning hundred in the ICC Champions Trophy final last year against India at the Oval in London.
“Fakhar Zaman from Pakistan, what great form he is been off late and who could forget his century in the ICC Champions Trophy (final) against India, not too long ago,” he said.
“Such an exciting player, very attacking, likes to score quickly, backs himself and plays with no fear and he is hard to bowl to, because he can score all-round the ground. The margin for error for the bowlers is very very small,” added Hussey.