Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar confirmed no mercy and as soon as once more lashed out his anger at Pakistan’s middle-order. Even after a lead within the collection, Pakistan crumbled within the final two matches in opposition to England and ultimately misplaced the collection on their house turf. Now, with the T20 World Cup scheduled to start shortly, the issue within the center order nonetheless stays to be a significant concern.
The 47-year-old identified the precise difficulty within the Pakistan workforce and made a daring prediction that if Pakistan fail to deal with it, they could even crash out within the first spherical of the mega match. The over-dependence on Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan has additionally grow to be a sample within the workforce that the administration wants to resolve.
“Pakistan center order just isn’t good. Plus, Pakistan’s openers if they do not carry out, the center order crumbles. This isn’t the best way to enter a World Cup, if you wish to win the World Cup. I worry that Pakistan may crash out within the first spherical of the T20 World Cup. That is why I had criticised Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan’s Head Coach) and others to get your center order and batting order sorted,” Shoaib stated in a video uploaded on his YouTube channel.
It is disheartening, Pakistan are in a dire scenario: Shoaib Akhtar
Even after being one of many favourites to win the T20 World Cup 2021, Pakistan misplaced to Australia within the semi-finals of the competitors however a brand new model of cricket was seen from the Males in Inexperienced. Nonetheless, their cricket isn’t bringing any trophies to their cupboard.
The workforce misplaced a Take a look at collection in opposition to Australia on their house turf earlier this yr, misplaced within the finals of the Asia Cup 2022 and now, a seven-match T20I collection loss in opposition to the Three Lions. Thus, Shoaib feels that the Pakistan workforce are in a dire scenario for the time being.
“By some means, they aren’t listening. It is very unhappy to see that Pakistan just isn’t doing effectively. It is disheartening. Pakistan are in a dire scenario. It isn’t going to be simple for the administration from right here. Hopefully, they study a factor or two, begin watching my movies (smiles) and enhance,” he added.
The Babar Azam-led facet will now journey to New Zealand to take part in a tri-series in opposition to the host New Zealand and Bangladesh. Put up that, they’ll start their World Cup preparation and play a few warm-up video games in opposition to England and Afghanistan earlier than difficult India on October 23 on the Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG).