Salman Butt given inexperienced gentle to make a comeback within the Pakistan squad

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One of many weaker segments in Pakistan’s outfit as found within the collection in opposition to Sri Lanka is their opening partnership.

Salman Butt
Salman Butt. (Picture by Hamish Blair/Getty Photos)

Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq have been placed on their toe by Misbah-ul-Haq when he confirmed that one in every of Pakistan’s former batsman may very well be recalled in case the openers fail to carry out within the upcoming collection in opposition to Australia. One of many weaker segments in Pakistan’s outfit as found within the collection in opposition to Sri Lanka is their opening partnership.

Misbah-ul-Haq and the administration tried out as many as three gamers for the opening slot, with Ahmed Shehzad getting the sack after his dismal present within the T20 opener on the Gadaffi stadium. Following the humiliation, Pakistan caught to Fakhar and Babar Azam because the openers for the subsequent two T20s which didn’t pay any heed.

Misbah-ul-Haq confirms Salman Butt as one of many choices

After the humiliation and the axing of Sarfaraz Ahmed because the skipper, Pakistan’s chief selector Misbah has confirmed that Salman Butt will likely be given an opportunity to symbolize the nationwide crew regardless of his previous. The previous Pakistan skipper impressed the choice committee along with his scores within the home circuit, which incorporates 237 that he scored in opposition to Balochistan earlier within the season.

“Shan Masood has carried out effectively not too long ago, Imam has accomplished effectively in home [cricket] not too long ago and Abid (Ali) additionally made 250 so these gamers who’re performing in home cricket and now have performances on the worldwide degree are being most well-liked,” Misbah was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “Salman Butt can be there, as soon as one in every of these gamers goes out of rivalry, then he will be thought-about.”

This comes as a setback to the nationwide crew and the children, who have been in due for an opportunity to make their debut for the nationwide crew earlier than the debacle. The left-handed Salman has not been concerned as part of the nationwide crew since his five-year ban for his involvement within the spot-fixing scandal. Because the scandal broke, Mohammad Amir, one of many culprits within the occasion, has damaged himself again into the nationwide crew.

Amir’s comeback definitely provides a ray of hope to Salman Butt, who continued to impress following the five-year punishment that he obtained from the Worldwide Council for Cricket (ICC). With Salman being 35, it provides him an opportunity definitely to take a final chew on the cake earlier than calling it quits for the nationwide crew.