Shehzad needs to be persevered with at the top. He has had a rollercoaster last 5 months or so and has earned his place in this line up for the mega event with some remarkable progress, development, emergences and performances. He was going to be an integral part of our plans and we simply cannot dump him on the bench just like that. We must maintain confidence and positivity in his credentials and promote our successful legacy of youthful exuberance. It was also not so long ago where he struck his maiden ODI century and also he got a ton in the warm ups. He is relatively unproven against better attacks and looks extremely vulnerable to outswingers where he has been found wanting. Nevertheless, he has a good game plan, knows his strengths well, uses controlled and calculated aggression to good effect and once he gets his eye in can really begin to dominate and play a gem. Also, is an excellent fielder and really provides that energy, freshness and buzz with his presence. He also compliments Hafeez really well with their contrasting styles who is more or less a certainty in this line up because of his utility, regularity and improvements ever since his comeback in green colours. He needs to be given a few more opportunities at least before we can think about alternative routes. Let the exceptionally gifted flamboyant free scoring attacking teenage opening superstar do what he does best for now. He is bound to click very soon and is due one too. I'm all for selecting an extra bowler, but not at the expense of Shehzad. There are other ways around it. This young man means business and has the whole world waiting.