PSL 9: Hafeez questions Saim Ayub’s shot selection

Hafeez said that Ayub’s favourite shot could become his weakness too

By Web Desk
February 24, 2024
Saim Ayub plays a shot. - PCB

Former Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is concerned about Peshawar Zalmi opener Saim Ayub’s shot selection.

Hafeez said that Ayub’s favourite shot could become his weakness too.

"Sometimes your favorite shot becomes your weakness too. Today, it was his [Saim's] favorite shot and he got out on it," Hafeez said on a local sports channel.

Hafeez added that Ayub needs to stop relying on one particular shot to score runs.

"I think Saim needs to see that focusing only on one shot isn't allowing him to play other good options well. He needs to pay attention to his range of shots," he further added.

Hafeez also urged Ayub to prove himself in other aspects of the game.

"He's got good potential, but he needs to prove a lot of things," he concluded.

It must be noted that Ayub has registered scores of 42, 0 and 7 during the ongoing PSL 9, so far.

The premier cricketing event is being played across four cities — Karachi, Lahore, Multan, and Rawalpindi — culminating in the final at the National Bank Stadium in Karachi on March 18. The tournament, featuring six teams, will consist of 34 T20 matches.

During the course of the competition, Karachi will host 11 matches, including the Qualifier, two Eliminators, and the final. Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore and Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi will each host nine matches. Multan, known as the city of saints, will witness five matches.

Similar to the previous edition, the ninth edition of the PSL will unfold in two legs. The matches from February 17 to 27 will take place at Multan Cricket Stadium and Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, hosting a total of 14 matches.

The cricketing action will then shift to Rawalpindi’s Pindi Cricket Stadium and Karachi’s National Bank Stadium, where 16 matches will be played from February 28 to March 12. The tournament will conclude in Karachi with the playoffs.

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