Asad Shafiq can be described as one of the more under-rated players of the modern era. Shafiq made his debut back in 2010 as a promising middle order batsman. Though his performances in shorter formats weren’t quite convincing enough to secure him a regular place in the squad, the test format proved another story altogether.

Shafiq is what you could call, a seasoned test batsman. Despite his lack of performance in One Day Internationals, his capabilities in the test arena seldom disappoint.

Having played in 41 test matches and with almost 2600 runs to his name, the 29-year-old could even prove a suitable replacement for outgoing Misbah ul Haq. As Misbah’s retirement looms and with Younis also in his late thirties, Asad Shafiq could very well become Pakistan’s next go-to man.

With an average of over 40, Shafiq likes to dig deep and hit hard. He’s shown on more than one occasion that he’s more than well-equipped to perform under pressure. And his confidence is higher than its ever been.

So is this man the future of Pakistan Test Cricket? For us, it’s not even a question…