Imam and Fakhar disappointed in the big event so far.
The performance of both Opening batsmen remained poor and continued to struggle. Imam and Fakhar Zaman both are Left-hand batsmen who open an innings for Pakistan cricket team.
Imam and Fakhar Stats world cup 2019
If we talk about their performance with the bat so far in the first 8 matches of cricket world cup 2019. Fakhar Zaman was able to score just 173 runs and Imam ul Haq scored 205 runs with very low strike rate. Batting average of both batsmen is 21.62 and 25.62 respectively. The best score of Fakhar was 62 against India and Imam scored 53 against Australia.
They remained to fail to provide Pakistan with a solid start. Only twice they provide a platform for middle-order batsman where they made a partnership of fifty runs or more.
Pakistan has no other option as openers in their side as they dropped Abid Ali at last minute, and include Asif Ali in the place of Abid. Both openers played unnecessary shots and which made things difficult for other team members.
Pakistan Vs Bangladesh world cup 2019
There is only one match left which is against Bangladesh who is playing exceptionally well. They defeated West Indies and South Africa already. So, now in this situation, the whole Pakistan team need to play positive cricket to win against Bangladesh and pray so they can qualify for the semi-final.
The performance and winning knock are due on both Pakistan openers Imam and Fakhar. So, they can justify their place in the team and this is a time when the team need contribution from them. All they have to do is play positive, play aggressive.
They have done it before as well, they both made the world record of highest wicket partnership together against Zimbabwe in their home ground.