Shoaib Malik is performing very consistently for Pakistan in T20 cricket. His performance in Pakistan Super League and other leagues have been phenomenal and Shoaib Malik stats shows that he is currently one of the best T20 batsmen out there.
Malik is the second highest run-scorer for Pakistan in T20I for the last 2-3 years after Babar Azam.
During the T20 series in England a lot of people were saying that Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik should not be the part of the squad. Both these players are about to touch 40.
Pakistan team have tried plenty of youngsters and none of them was able to make his mark.
Mohammad Hafeez has just shut down his critics with an extraordinary batting in two consecutive matchs. While Shoaib Malik just got 1 inning to play with.
Taking a look at Malik’s stats, he has played 29 matches for Pakistan in the last 3 years and scored 716 runs with an average of nearly 40 and a strike rate of 150.
What else you want from a player to do for the team. He is the second higgest run-getter in last 3 years for Pakistan. Considering his form in PSL it looks like he has no intentions to retire and wants to win games for Pakistan.
Both the veterans, Hafeez and Shoaib Malik are the only players that helped Pakistan win matches in the past with their experience.
Seeing the fitness and form of Shoaib Malik there is no doubt that he can still play for Pakistan for at least a year more. Hafeez and Malik both will be very crucial for Pakistan in T20 World Cup next year.