one thing I like about Azhar is that he gets you runs regardless of format and match condition. And that is golden for a side like Pakistan. Ofcourse the runs are often slow and out of tune for a modern opener. But often our problem is not only do we have other guys who bat very slow but they don't get much runs either. So on a comparative level you can say that Azhar Atleast gets runs. And is solid. Certainly doesn't look like a walking wicket like some of our other 'batsmen' However one thing is clear. In the long term unless his game changes dramatically (and I don't think it's possible) he will often be a liability as an opener in ODIs. I also believe that we need two modern attacking openers and he just doesn't fit the bill As an opener one of his major weakness is that he fails to rotate the strike and gets bogged down when the field is in. However he does get bat on ball and play some shots. But his strike rate is in 70s because the fielders in the circle cut off shots and if the field was spread out he would easily convert a lot of these dots into singles. So what do you guys think of trying him at #4. Scoring runs isn't the issue with him. It's strike Rotation and coming in at #4 would give him opportunity for. That. Also he gets to face spinners I think he can be a glue for our shaky middle order if he can average 40-45 at 80. Thoughts?