‘Focus on rotation of strike in ODIs’ Aaqib Javed advises struggling Rizwan

KARACHI: Former Pakistani fast-bowler and 1992 World Cup winner Aaqib Javed advised the wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan to focus on the rotation of strike, who is struggling to get going in the ODI cricket.

The ICC Men’s T20I Player of the Year 2021, who has been in quite a sublime form in the T20I and Test cricket, is going through a rough patch in the 50-overs format.

Following his dismal performance in the ODI cricket for the past two years, the former pacer showed concern and also backed the wicket-keeper batter by claiming that the latter has all the skills to play ODI cricket.

“Mohammad Rizwan has all the skills to play the ODI format but perhaps he looks in a hurry in the ODI cricket,” Aaqib said.

Aaqib further advised Rizwan to work on his temperament and start focusing on the rotation of the strike.

“There is no technical problem with Rizwan’s game in ODIs but he should focus on rotating the strike and show temperament on the crease which will bring success to him in the format,” Aqib added.

It is pertinent to mention here that Rizwan could only manage to score 277 runs at an average of 19.78 in 14 matches since 2020, having scored two half-centuries in the same span.

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