“The way he batted…” Virender Sehwag reckons Mohammad Haris might force a change in batting order for Babar and Rizwan

Pakistan’s batting approach has been disappointing in the T20 World Cup. However, there was hope for the team against South Africa. Young batter Mohammad Haris played at No.3 and score some quick runs which helped his side start well against a tough opposition. Virender Sehwag, in a recent interaction, felt that Haris’ performance could change a few things for Pakistan. On that note, here, we take a look as Virender Sehwag reckons Mohammad Haris might force a change in the batting order for Babar and Rizwan.

Mohammad Haris was brilliant against South Africa

Intent by the top order was missing in the first few games. However, Haris provided that with an 11-ball 28-run knock against South Africa. He scored two boundaries and three sixes in this stay. He took on the quick bowlers of the Proteas to make this contribution. Hence, it was very impressive. Sehwag applauded the cricketer’s knock and also said that his form could push one of Babar or Rizwan down the order.

Speaking on Cricbuzz, Sehwag said, “The way Mohammad Haris batted, his future is bright. He took on South Africa on Australian pitches. He might have scored 28, but they’re no less than a 60. He could play slowly and could have scored his own runs, but the way he played was incredible. If he continues playing like this, he might force Rizwan and Babar to come down the order.”

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan could have to be separated

The popular opening partnership has not done well in the T20 World Cup. In the interest of the team, it would be better if there is a change in this combination.

Both the batters take some time out to get into the innings. This applies pressure on the middle-order batters to score quickly. Hence, if Babar can bat at No.3 and someone like Haris could open along with Rizwan, the top order will be better balanced. Therefore, this duo could play at different positions in the coming tournaments.

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