The ‘Little Stars’ are also eager to shine in Zimbabwe
The ‘Little Stars’ are also anxious to shine in Zimbabwe, with the demand for young players to be given a chance in the second Test gaining momentum, with former captain Rameez Raja saying new players should be fielded against easy opponents, hopefully others Shahnawaz Dhani will be seen in action in the match.
According to the details, Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by an innings and 116 runs in just 3 days in the first Test. The rival side did not show any resistance in both the innings. Now Pakistan’s eyes are on a clean sweep in the event of a victory in the second Test, while the young players on the bench are also restless to shine in Zimbabwe, the former cricketers are also in favor of fielding them, new players from them. The demand for giving a chance to an easy opponent is gaining momentum.
Former captain Rameez Raja says new players must be given a chance in the next match, I hope Shahnawaz Dhani will be seen in action in the second Test, one or two more changes can be made in the batting and bowling department. Hale and Pakistan should finish the next match within 3 to 4 days.
Rameez Raja also emphasized the importance of Test victories for Pakistan, saying that Pakistan is considered a middle-class team in Test cricket, so if Zimbabwe wins, it will be in the team’s confidence. Increases and Pakistan’s name is prominent in Test cricket.
Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is also in favor of at least two changes in the next match. He also wants to see Shahnawaz Dhani and league spinner Zahid Mahmood play, but at the same time understands that Dhani’s inclusion depends on Shaheen Shah Afridi. He said that Shahnawaz Dhani may also get a chance but Shaheen Shah Afridi has to be asked if he wants to rest or not, if he refuses to rest then, because already Fewer Test matches are played, if anyone asked me I would prefer to play, there is no problem in giving a chance to new players against Zimbabwe, I think Dhani and Zahid Mahmood should get a chance in the next Test match. It may be recalled that Zahid Mahmood was the third highest wicket-taker in the last Quaid-e-Azam trophy season.
He took 52 wickets in 10 matches while Dhani took 26 wickets in 7 matches. Meanwhile, wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal is in favor of the inclusion of fast bowler Tabish Khan in the XI of the second Test. He says that Tabish Khan has taken nearly 600 wickets in first class cricket. If Sajid Khan can make his debut as a top wicket taker in just one first class season, then Tabish Khan is more entitled to join the XI of the second Test because He has been performing in the last 12, 13 seasons.
On his YouTube channel, Kamran Akmal further said that Abdullah Shafiq and Saud Shakeel should also get a chance, Zimbabwe is a very weak team, even if Pakistan feeds a third tier team, it will still win, so it is Faheem Ashraf. Top pacers like Shaheen and Hassan Ali should be rested and new bowlers should be given a chance, Zahid Mahmood is also entitled to debut, Saud Shakeel and Abdullah Shafiq should also be given a chance in batting, Azhar Ali and an opener should be given a chance. There should be space for players, this is the best opportunity to give players confidence and experience.