Originally Posted by Perm
Younis needs to bat at #3 IMO, he's the rock of the Pakistan order. Malik, Afridi, Alam, Akmal to follow I reckon.
Pakistan's best batsmen have been Malik and Misbah Ul Haq in this tournament, and you always want your best players to face maximum number of overs, especially in a T20. Younis Khan takes a over or two to get going( he scored I think 2 runs of 10 balls against NZ), but if he has to come down the order with few overs to go and Pak are in a good position, he can just start playing his shots right away. I guess the team management will decide what's best, but if they've lost only 1 or 2 wickets in first 10 overs, then there's no way Afridi, Malik, Misbah shouldn't be batting ahead of Younis Khan.