Pakistan Cricket Team has been receiving a lot of criticism for their poor performance in the England T20I Series. The Men in Green’s middle order seems never-ending. Babar Azam, the skipper will have to work some magic as such sort of performances won’t keep them in a good place.
Pakistan fans would be utterly disappointed not because of the losing series but because the team lacked fighting spirit. There’s no doubt that Pakistan has got quality players in the squad but they are not able to deliver the performances which are hurting them. The middle-order batters need to have role clarity which is somewhat missing.
Rameez Raja Reveals Conversation With Babar Azam
PCB Chairman was interacting with Sama TV and was asked about Babar Azam. “Babar Azam often tells me that we face too much criticism. Many times I give him assurance and tell him that, thankfully, cricket is not ignored like other sports. Fans are engaged and they will always have an opinion,” said Ramiz Raja
“Previously we used to falter at the very first hurdle. Yes, we reached the final and yes, we did not play well. But it’s okay to have a bad day. But there were other teams as well in the Asia Cup. I mean then India should then have been severely criticized for not reaching the final. But that is not what their fans and media do,” Said PCB Chairman
“I’ll tell you when Virat Kohli scored a century against Afghanistan, they forgot their entire Asia Cup. Will we ever do that? What we say is that Babar Azam scored a ton, but his strike rate was 135 while David Warner’s was 147.3. So this is useless,” he added.
Conundrum for Management
Pakistan Cricket Team is in tatters currently. The Men in Green have lacked fire-power at the back end of the innings as the batter have been unable to convert their starts which is badly hurting them. They need to fix their problems before it’s too late.
Head Coach Saqlain Mushtaq and Skipper Babar Azam will have to pull a rabbit out of hat. They should stick to one combination rather than chopping and changing. It would be interesting to see how they fare in New Zealand and Australian Conditions where conditions would be completely different.