Azhar Ali is a good test batsman but he is certainly not suited for one-day matches. His strike-rate is really poor and it leads to a poor start to the innings with no momentum gained. He will consume a lot of dot-balls which will build pressure at the other end and eventually lead to poor run-rate and loss of wickets as well.
The first day of the Gabba test showed how much Pakistan’s bowling has been over-rated in the past 5-6 years. As if the weak pace attack wasn’t enough to cause headaches to Misbah, he himself devised a horrible defensive strategy when he brought on Yasir Shah.