Former Pakistan pace bowler Wasim Akram says Babar Azam should improve his dot ball percentage in T20 Cricket. Babar Azam is currently third in the ICC player rankings for T20 batsmen. He is considered one of Pakistan’s best batting talents. The right-hander has scored over 2000 runs at an average of 47.32 and strike rate of 129.70 for his country in the shortest format of the game.
But with the T20 format evolving day by day, the need to score at a higher pace is more than ever. Babar Azam has often received criticism for his low strike rate in T20 cricket. Legendary pace bowler, Wasim Akram advises Babar to work on his dot ball percentage, especially in the first six overs.
“They [Pakistan batsmen] need to look at the top batsmen in the world and learn from how they approach their game. We have Babar Azam and Rizwan is in good nick as well but I think Babar needs to improve his dot ball percentage in the first six overs. The players need to evolve especially with so much T20 cricket being played,” said Wasim Akram to Cricket Pakistan.
PSL has lacked the capability to produce capable cricketers: Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram has also expressed his concerns over the lack of Pakistan Super League’s ability to produce capable cricketers.
“We have had six PSL seasons but can you name one batsman which came through the emerging category. Haider Ali’s name came up but he is not consistent. Hafeez is 40 odd, he is physically very fit and part of the team. I’m happy that he is playing well, although currently, he is out of form. If there was any other good batsman, he would have been replaced but that’s not the case.” said Wasim Akram.