Mohammad Rizwan sad with quantity 5 slot in Pakistan order | Cricket Information – Occasions of India

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan mentioned he’s not pleased with being pushed down the order to quantity 5 for the primary two one-day internationals in opposition to New Zealand and the wicketkeeper-batsman desires to maneuver again up a slot.
The 30-year-old has made the quantity 4 slot his personal since 2019, scoring each his ODI tons of at that place, however Shan Masood and Abdullah Shafique have been given the place within the opening two video games of the five-match sequence.
Whereas Rizwan has excelled within the finisher’s position at 5, serving to his workforce win each video games, he mentioned he didn’t need to keep there.
“If you ask me honestly, I am not happy batting at number five (in ODIs), because I want to bat at number four,” he instructed a information convention on Monday.
“But it is not important that I get what I want.
“The captain and coach will do what they like. It’s my very own want to bat at quantity 4. However I’ve not complained to anybody.”
Rawalpindi hosted the first two ODIs but the series now switches to Karachi for the remaining three. The teams are scheduled to resume the series with game three on Wednesday.
New Zealand are without injured captain Kane Williamson and several frontline players taking part in the Indian Premier League.

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The tourists also trailed the preceding Twenty20 series 2-0 before fighting back for a 2-2 draw and Rizwan said Pakistan must not get complacent.
“We need to neglect the previous, the great and the unhealthy,” Rizwan said.
“The situations and necessities in Rawalpindi have been completely different.
“We will assess and adapt and look to win the series. That will be our focus.”

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