In the ongoing Pak vs NZ 5-match ODI series, the team decided to shuffle the batting line-up a little. Mohammad Rizwan was asked to bat at number 5. While Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq opened in the first two games. The move has worked fine for Pakistan so far as they have 2 victories in 2 matches. However, Mohammad Rizwan is not very happy batting down the order.

In the run-up to the third One-Day International against New Zealand, a conversation Mohammad Rizwan discussed his favorite batting position for the 50-over game. Pakistan leads the five-match ODI series against New Zealand 2-0 thanks in large part to Rizwan. The hosts were given the opportunity to chase in both games, and Mohammad Rizwan led his team to victory each time. In the first game, he had scored 42 not out and in the second one 54 not out.

I am not happy batting at number five [in ODIs]: Mohammad Rizwan

Mohammad Rizwan Unhappy With His ODI Batting Position

Mohammad Rizwan has played in all middle and lower-order positions in ODIs, from No. 4 to No. 8, demonstrating his commitment. He made his debut in 2015 for the team. During his initial days, he occupied the No. 6 position, but since 2019, he has had his spot fixed at number four. Mohammad Rizwan acknowledged that while was keen to bat up the order again, he was more than happy to contribute to the team in whatever capacity he could.

“If you ask me honestly, I am not happy batting at number five [in ODIs]. Because I want to bat at number four. But it is not important that I get what I want. The captain and coach will do what they like. It is my own wish to bat at number four. But I have not complained to anyone. I have been sacrificing for the last 15 or 16 years and still not complaining. We are ready to do what the captain and coach ask us to do,” Mohammad Rizwan said. He concluded the interview by saying that the team was focused to win and their main aim was to adapt to the conditions in front of them.

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