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Shadab Khan Reveals Preferred T20 Batting Position

The 25-year-old believes the team should make a strong combination before the World Cup begins.


Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan disclosed his preferred batting position in T20s, highlighting the need for rapid adaptability in the shorter format.

His remarks followed Pakistan's seven-wicket defeat against New Zealand in the third T20I at the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Sunday.


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Shadab's pivotal innings helped Pakistan reach a total of 178 after he came in to bat at the sixth position, forming a crucial partnership with Muhammad Irfan Khan Niazi.

Speaking on his batting position, Shadab Khan stated, "I have played one-down and two-down in the PSL (Pakistan Super League) and that’s where I think I am most comfortable."


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However, the right-handed all-rounder expressed his flexibility in being used as a 'floater,' adding, "If I get a chance, the planning will be the same – I’m the sort of player who will look to make quick runs."

Furthermore, the allrounder highlighted the challenge of playing impactful innings in T20 cricket, stating, "Making runs consistently in T20 cricket isn’t difficult, but playing impactful innings is difficult."

Earlier, Pakistan captain Babar Azam defended the team’s batting approach, stating that they were 10 runs short of a defendable total.

The five-match series level at 1-1, both teams will now head to Lahore for the last two T20Is scheduled on April 25 and 27, respectively.

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