The opening duo Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have been highly successful in T20I history, with 2400 runs at an impressive average. However, the team management’s decision to split them up for the ongoing T20I series against New Zealand has been criticized by former PCB chairman Ramiz Raja. Despite the lack of success from the new opening partnership, Babar has discovered his rhythm at the No. 3 position, achieving three consecutive half-centuries in the ongoing series. Ramiz Raja also addressed accusations of bias towards Babar Azam, clarifying that his support extends to any individual who captains the Pakistan side. Pakistan has appointed replacements for Babar Azam to lead the side in Tests and T20Is, but the new captains have faced challenges in their initial assignments.