Shadab Khan, an average Mianwali born lad, who emerged possessing brilliant leg-spin and googly qualities, has notably been spotted rising as a handy middle-over batsman in several matches.
Shadab’s economy and average as a spinner used to be inspiring but a vast change has got dominant after he is seen more focused on his batting tactics.
After he scored three consecutive half test centuries against England and Ireland; one and two respectively, he was more known as an all-rounder. His old bowling and fielding seem to be affected as the management has pushed him more into batting. It looks like the player enjoys batting more than his original talent.
In PSL 2020, he was more nominated as a batsman who also captained his side and smashed 8, 0, 52, 39, 54, 7, 77, 14, and 12 runs respectively.
On the contrary, international cricket is soon going to witness Shadab as a perfect batsman as in the recent Manchester test against England, he slammed 45 and 15 runs in a duo of test innings in England’s face.
However, considering his original form (leg-spinner), he was called to bowl only 3.3 overs in England’s first innings and 8 overs in that of a second. Delivering a total of 11.3 overs with conceding 47 runs and grabbing 2 wickets, the fans expected something more than this from him as a professional and two of the one leg-spinners of the squad.
From a leg-spinner to a handy batsman: A deep analysis on Shadab Khan
After PSL 2020, a few presented their thoughts saying the player shall stick to his origin rather than moving to another department as it might affect his form in his belonging depart (bowling).
Opined, it might either be an irresistible rise of him or fall in one of the departments.