Ever because the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) introduced their 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup 2022 down below, they’ve been subjected to fixed criticisms by former cricketers for not giving due weightage to the middle-order that has been troubling them in so many matches within the final couple of months together with the Asia Cup closing.
Former skipper Salman Butt can also be not satisfied with the squad choice and has questioned the nationwide cricket board’s incapability to handle the middle-order disaster. On the similar time, Butt additionally expressed his disappointment at PCB for not going again to veteran Shoaib Malik.
We do not have a center order: Salman Butt
“Right here, the individuals are cussed in making selections. They did not care in regards to the impression it might have on the standard of cricket. We do not have a middle-order, now they’re accepting it. However what can we do now?” puzzled Butt whereas talking on his official YouTube channel.
“You have been saying that high quality system will come. Now you higher not lash out on the media, now don’t ask them to again you. Yeh naa kahein ki aap log negativity phailaate hain. Ham log negativity phailaate hain, aapne toh participant hello khatm kar diye hain. Iss tarah ke kaam kiye hain ki gamers hello squeeze ho gaye hain”, he added.
“Even if you wish to take a drastic step, which means will you head in direction of? You’ve Shoaib Malik who is part of the earlier system. What have you ever produced? You’re simply cussed and solely discuss fancy issues”, the ex-Pakistan skipper stated.
The Pakistan middle-order batters have been inconsistent all through the Asia Cup barring their Tremendous 4 encounter in opposition to India and in addition throughout the seven T20Is in opposition to England at residence which they misplaced 3-4. Solely skipper Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Shan Masood (two matches) did the majority of scoring in that collection.
Pakistan but once more suffered a batting collapse within the just-concluded T20I tri-series match in opposition to New Zealand the place they have been restricted to 130.
Other than criticisms from ex-players, the PCB has additionally been accused of doing favoritism and enjoying inner politics within the T20 World Cup squad choice with Khushdil Shah and Iftikhar Ahmed getting possibilities regardless of repeated failures whereas the confirmed performers in addition to seasoned campaigners Shoaib Malik and Sarfaraz Ahmed are being ignored.