Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi has highlighted that the present Pakistan group lacks a finisher like Hardik Pandya. He additionally identified the shortage of consistency from Pakistan’s middle-order batters and known as for enhancements forward of the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 subsequent month.
Hardik has made an awesome comeback from his harm points and established himself as among the best all-rounders in T20Is currently. He managed to attain solely 50 runs within the Asia Cup 2022 however smashed an unbeaten 33-run knock off 17 balls towards Pakistan in a bunch fixture to information India to a win within the final over.
He continued that momentum towards Australia and completed the final T20I match to information India to a 2-1 collection win on Sunday (September 25).
Pakistan must work loads on their bowling and batting and decrease the errors: Shahid Afridi
Pakistan misplaced towards Sri Lanka within the not too long ago concluded 2022 Asia Cup and are at the moment levelled 2-2 within the ongoing seven-match T20I collection towards England at house. Afridi was requested whether or not the present Pakistan squad lacks a finisher like Hardik and he agreed to that. He additionally highlighted that the Pakistani cricketers, together with star all-rounder Shadab Khan, lack consistency.
“This sort of a finisher (like Hardik Pandya) we do not have. We thought Asif Ali, and Khushdil will do the job however they have not. Nawaz can also be not that constant, and neither is Shadab. Amongst these 4 gamers, a minimum of two should be constant. The interval by which Shadab bowls could be very essential. The day he does a superb job with the ball, Pakistan wins,” Shahid Afridi stated in a Samaa TV present.
Shahid additionally added that Pakistan want to enhance in each bowling and batting departments in the event that they want to win the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. He suggested the group administration to play Aamer Jamal, an uncapped 26-year-old pacer, as an all-rounder. Jamal is part of the present squad however hasn’t featured within the first 4 matches towards England.
“Within the type of pitches on which we’re taking part in now, you want two real quick bowlers and one all-rounder. The brand new man Jamal that now we have picked, why do not you play him? Play him as an all-rounder, make him bowl after which ask him to bat. You’re going to get to know what kind of cricketer he’s. If Pakistan are dreaming to win the World Cup then they should work loads on their bowling and batting and decrease the errors that they’ve been committing in the previous couple of matches,” Shahid added.