Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, Pakistan’s opening duo, demonstrated on Thursday why they are regarded as the greatest in T20Is by guiding their team to a 10-wicket victory against England. In the second T20I, England posted 199/5, but Babar and Rizwan mocked the lofty goal by putting up an unbroken 203-run opening partnership, with the Pakistani skipper collecting his maiden century in the game’s shortest format.

The Pakistani bowling assault did, however, allow England to get close to 200 runs. Due to the continued absence of pacer Shaheen Afridi due to injury, former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has issued a caution that their bowling attack may not be as potent as it first seems. “Our bowling is not as good as we believe it to be. Inzamam said on his Youtube account, “We have speedsters who can bowl at 140, but since Shaheen Afridi’s departure, we have only bowled brilliantly in little periods and not whole 20 overs.

“We bowl effectively with the new ball, score wickets, and create a swing, but as the ball becomes old, everything changes. In our circumstances, they didn’t bowl in the last overs. England has not been a good team during the last six or eight months, it is important to note.

Pacer Mohammad Hasnain was sent to the cleaners in Karachi on Friday. In his four overs, he failed to claim any wickets and allowed 54 runs to be scored. While Haris Rauf has swiftly developed beyond merely being an express fast bowler, according to Inzamam, the youthful Naseem Shah and Hasnain need to provide more variety at various phases of the game. “Haris Rauf was outstanding. He can now bowl in the powerplay, middle, and end overs, in my opinion, after two years of improvement. Similar to this, Naseem and Hasnain must pick up new skills quickly before the T20 World Cup, he added.