Fakhar Zaman Likely to Feature Against Australia in UAE Test Series

Published - 24 Jul 2018, 03:02 PM | Updated - 10 Jan 2019, 12:15 AM

Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Prolific batsman Fakhar Zaman has been on an unstoppable mode for quite some now owing to his batting prowess. In the five-match One-day International series against Zimbabwe, he slammed many records one after another.

The left-hand opening batsman of Pakistan became the first Pakistani to show his presence in the 200-run club.

Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman is in some form of his life in the 50-over format. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

The southpaw is only the second left-handed batsman after Windies Chris Gayle, to get a double hundred in ODI history.

Apart from Zaman and Gayle, India’s batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Virender Sehwag New Zealand’s Martin Guptill have reached the landmark score.

Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman smashed record 210 off 156 balls. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Besides this, Zaman became the fastest batsman to score 1,000 runs ODI mark. He achieved this feat in just 18 innings to surpass veteran Sir Vivian Richards, who had done it in 21 innings.

Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq went past Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga to break the all-time opening partnership record.

Fakhar Zaman has a knack of playing long innings. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Zaman and Imam formed a substantial 304-run opening partnership at Queen’s Park in Bulawayo.

Selection in Playing XI:

The red-hot form of Zaman may prove his selection in the playing XI in the upcoming Test series.

Pakistan skipper, Sarfraz Ahmad hinted that the way he is playing, they will try him. Gloveman said being an opener, he can put pressure very early on the opponents due to his aggressive brand of cricket.

“We can try Fakhar Zaman in Tests in UAE. The way he’s been playing, he is an opener who can attack the opposition, and I am hopeful that he will play Test cricket in the near future,” Sarfraz maintained.

Sarfraz on Zaman’s 200-run mark:

While sharing his views and atmosphere of the dressing room when Fakhar Zaman was batting, Sarfaraz revealed it turned out to be a sheer delight.

“We told Fakhar if you make 100 in 30 overs & then bat next 15/20 overs you can make 200. After 30 overs he started hitting Pathan way shots so we thought to let him be, if he’s going to do it he’ll manage himself. After 35 overs we didn’t send any more messages,” he concluded.


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