Best Under-25 XI in One-day Internationals
With the passage of time, dedicated events such as age-specific World Cups and tournaments, have given a platform to the new-age cricketers to rise up the ranks.
Updated - Jul 20, 2020 7:48 pm
There was immense hustle around Imam when made his way in the Pakistani Under-19 national team. Being the nephew of arguably Pakistan’s finest batsman of all time Inzamam-ul-Haq, meant that a series of comparisons between his uncle and himself awaited him already. But even before his entry in the scene, many made a cry of nepotism against his candidature as his ‘celebrity uncle’ also happened to be the chief national selector.
Unmoved and unperturbed, Imam focused and attended the correct things as he chose to silence the criers by the wooden tool in his hand than a muscle in his mouth. Slamming a century on his ODI debut for Pakistan, he announced his arrival in sheer style. The bold southpaw is known for his subtle technique and ruthless spirit of batsman-ship.
In 69 List A outings, Imam has 2845 runs at 44.45. Whereas in 37 ODIs thus far, he has accumulated 1723 runs at a brilliant average of 53.84 with 6 half-centuries and 7 centuries under his belt.