Fakhar Zaman fifty against Zimbabwe, 1st ODI 2018

Fakhar Zaman continues his good form with the bat. Again a fifty to the Pakistani left hander and it was a more subtle knock from him. He did not hit too many fours and sixes in this one like we saw in the finals of the tri nation t20 series against Australia. The wicket is not that good for batting. Fakhar Zaman is definitely the find for Pakistan in recent years. He has been extraordinary with the bat. Pakistan needed an opener like him and they now have got it. He is really a class apart in the limited overs cricket and he has given Pakistan some good solid starts as well. In limited overs cricket Pakistan was struggling for openers. They had hopes with Sharjeel Khan but he failed and now they have got Fakhar Zaman. This guy is a natural talent with the bat and Pakistani team management is really happy with the way Fakhar has been batting.

Fakhar Zaman made his debut in the ODI format in the Champions Trophy and he was the one who gave this side the cup. His hundred in the finals proved out to be the knock which made the difference. He scored a hundred in that game. After that he made his debut in the T20 format and since then he has been a regular part of the Pakistani team. He is the opener which the team looked forward too. He played a brilliant match winning knock against Australia recently in the finals of the tri nation t20 series and now the fans are calling him man for the finals. Fakhar Zaman is definitely a great talent and he would be eyeing towards making more runs in the limited overs cricket as well as test matches.

Today Fakhar played a settled knock. There were not too many sixes and fours hit because the wicket was difficult to bat on. Both the captains wanted to bowl first after winning the toss and when the Zimbabwean skipper won the toss he had no doubts in his mind to just go in and bowl first. Pakistani opening pair Fakhar and Imam knew the wicket is not that good for batting so they have played sensible so far. They did not hit rash shots. They have waited for the bad balls and only have hit them towards the boundary ropes. This is good thinking from the two. Fakhar has played some really good solid shots so far. Cut shot is what he likes the most and he has played them with authority in the innings. He knows that the wicket will not let him play freely so he has been just waiting for width and when offered he has been hitting it towards the fence. Pakistan off to a good start here against Zimababwe in the opening game.



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