Pakistan is on the brink of eliminating this edition of the T20 World Cup as they have lost their opening two encounters against India and Zimbabwe. Several former Pakistani cricketers are enraged by the team’s performance and raised questions about the team’s selection, Babar Azam’s captaincy and inability to play under pressure.
To make the semi-finals, they have to win their remaining games and hope several results will go in their favour. Sunil Gavaskar shares his opinion about Pakistan’s performance. Speaking to India Today, Sunil Gavaskar said:
“They don’t have a very settled middle order. In the T20I matches they played before, Fakhar Zaman played at No.3 or 4. Now he is just part of the squad, but not in the XI. Shan Masood is also there. although he is scoring runs. But I feel their selection hasn’t been good. For Australia conditions, if they had a bowler who could seam up like Mohammad Wasim did against Zimbabwe. And he also played a couple of good shots as well. He has that talent.”
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“Unke paas toh Hardik Pandya jaisa player hai (he’s like Hardik Pandya), he’s still new but I’m just giving the idea that he can play those lofty shots and can give you a couple of overs as well. And they did not play him against India. They played two spinners. That is okay in Sydney, but at other venues, you need a player who can give you 3-4 overs and can score 30 runs in the last few overs,” Sunil Gavaskar further added.
Pakistan on the verge of bowing out of T20 World Cup
Pakistan hope to get some performances, especially from their middle order, in their last three games so they can end the tournament positively if they cannot make the semi-finals.
They need to reduce their dependence on Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, but this can’t be achieved unless some senior players like Asif Ali and Shadab Khan stand up for them.
Pakistan will lock horns with the Netherlands in their next T20 World Cup game at the Perth Cricket Stadium on Sunday, October 30.