Mike Hussey asks India to be discreet opposite Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman during Asia Cup

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Fakhar Zaman in movement during an ODI compare opposite Zimbabwe

Former Australian batsman Mike Hussey has suggested Indian bowlers to take gait off a round to tackle challenging opener Fakhar Zaman when India clashes with arch-rivals Pakistan in a Asia Cup during Dubai on Sep 19.

On a roll, Zaman has became a sixth general batsman and a initial Pakistani actor to measure a double hundred, outstanding 210 off only 156 deliveries opposite Zimbabwe in a fourth ODI during Bulawayo.

He also surpassed West Indies fable Viv Richards, apropos a quickest actor to measure 1,000 runs in ODIs.

En track to his double ton, Zaman also posted a top particular measure for Pakistan, bettering Saeed Anwar’s 194 opposite India in 1997.

Hussey, who played 79 Tests and 185 ODIs, pronounced it would take a really trained bid to dupe a in-form Zaman.

“So skeleton for India opposite Fakhar (Zaman) is got to be nice, parsimonious line and length, be really hostile and try and say that pressure, try and build adult some vigour on him with some dot balls and make him go for a large shots progressing than what he wants to do,” 43-year-old Hussey told PTI.

“I thing change of gait could work opposite him since he goes tough during a ball, holding a gait off it (the ball) could be advantageous.” 

Hussey, a commentator with Star Sports for a Tamil Nadu Premier League, described a maladroit Zaman as an aggressive batsman.

Zaman had scored a match-winning hundred in a ICC Champions Trophy final final year opposite India.

“Fakhar Zaman from Pakistan, what good form he is been off late and who could forget his century in a ICC Champions Trophy (final) opposite India, not too prolonged ago,” he said.

“Such an sparkling player, really attacking, likes to measure quickly, backs himself and plays with no fear and he is tough to play to, since he can measure all-round a ground. The domain for blunder for a bowlers is really really small,” combined Hussey.

Hussey predicts that India and Pakistan will be favourites in a six-nation Asia Cup though pronounced Afghanistan, who have reliable their participation, can open a surprise.

“Looking forward towards a Asia Cup, India and Pakistan are a favourites, both been personification some glorious ODI cricket and peculiarity ODI teams,” he said.

“But a warn package could be Afghanistan, any group with Rashid Khan and Mujeeb (Ur Rahman) in them, is not easy to beat, so keep an eye, so if they measure adequate runs, they are going to be tough to beat,” Hussey, who amassed 6,235 Test runs, said.

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