Setting sights on 200-plus totals: Fakhar Zaman’s T20 World Cup aspirations

Power-hitting batsman Fakhar Zaman of Pakistan has disclosed that they have finally realized they need to take a more aggressive approach to batting first in Twenty20 Internationals after their five-wicket defeat to Ireland earlier this month.
 
The 2009 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup winners are still one of the few teams on the international circuit that play T20 cricket in a traditional manner, while the other teams throw caution to the wind when they have the bat in hand.
 
“After we lost the first game against Ireland, our mindset and body language changed dramatically,” Zaman told ESPNcricinfo. “Nobody enjoys losing; we understand that. However, if we continue with our approach from the first match, you will see a different side.”
 
The southpaw claimed that Pakistan will make a display of determination during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, and they will look to target 200-plus totals.
 
“We hold meetings following each game, and as of right now, our goal when we bat first is to score 200 or more runs. I’m referring to the belief that even though our bowling is of the highest caliber, if we enter the World Cup with it, everyone will speak about how poorly we bat. I’m trying to convey that if you watch us bat and the mindset we have, you’ll realize that we can play for 200 or more. You’ll understand the purpose.”

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