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ICC T20 World Cup 2021: ” Don’t Understand Their Strategy”-Salman Butt Slams Pakistan’s Preparations For India Clash

Salman Butt on Pakistan
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India and Pakistan start their T20 World Cup 2021 campaign by facing off each other in Dubai on Sunday, October 24. The Men in Green have never beaten their neighbors in the event as they are eyeing up the opportunity once again. Meanwhile, former Pakistan skipper spoke about the team’s preparations ahead of their marquee clash against India. 

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Salman Butt compared the Indian and Pakistan cricket teams and slammed the latter for not using these opportunities to get the out-of-form players some game time. 

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“India have utilized these warmup matches well… they’ve given game time to everyone despite the fact that they’ve all played the IPL. If they had not done this and had played with their playing XI, even then we could have argued that ‘They haven’t played together as a team so are doing it now’. But even they didn’t do it. I don’t know what insecurity we have that ‘someone else should not make runs in that position or someone else should not get that opportunity’. For God’s sake, you are the captain, you have to use your players, where will you do that?” said Butt on YouTube. 

“Can’t it happen that God forbid that you both [Babar and Rizwan] will get out in the first over? Then also someone will have to play against the new ball. See, Babar got out early here [against South Africa] na? Now, what is their mindset of going ahead? I don’t understand this strategy,” he added. 

India have played two warm-up games against England and Australia. Pakistan, on the other hand comfortably beat West Indies in their warm-up fixture.

They lost their next game against South Africa despite the team scoring 186/6 in their 20 overs. The Protean batters batted better on the night and won the match by six wickets in the end.


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