Originally Posted by Tiger444
Zia could have the mindset of a lower order batsman and better than Riyad's but I don't have the confidence in him to deliver the way I do with Riyad even if it's at #7. Once we get a genuine power hitting allrounder, than I'd open to replace Riyad but until then RIyad stays in my book.
In that case Riyad should come up the order like in # 3 or #4 because Riyad is simply not ideal to come in a situation where we are chasing huge total and you need runs at a quicker rate. Just think aboout the Asia Cup final where we lost only by 2 runs and Riyad couldn't even manage to get a boundary for few overs. I don't blame Riyad for that as he is a kind of a batsman who prefers to take the safer approach rather than going after the bowling.
I also think Naeem shouldn't play in ODI and definitely shouldn't come after Anamul as both of them plays slow and has a tendency to leave even the good balls amd gets bogged down.