As anyone who’s read a newspaper in the last week or so knows, Pakistan have picked a batting line-up made entirely out of number 11s.
Apparently, Azhar Ali only started playing cricket in February and Umar Amin was spotted trying to affix his batting helmet to his elbow a couple of days ago. When facing the Pakistani bowlers in the nets, most of the top six take guard behind the stumps.
As far as we can tell, there’s very little to go off when judging these batsmen – albeit partly because they keep getting out for jacksh. Nevertheless, we’d really like to see each of the under threat batsmen make huge hundreds in this Test, forcing Mohammad Yousuf to spend the rest of the summer doing Sudoku in his hotel room.
Nothing against Yousuf. It would just be funny.