Pakistan took a drubbing by the hands of England of their closing hope for a semifinal spot within the World Cup 2023. The Males in Inexperienced suffered a 93-run defeat of their closing recreation, the place they wanted a giant win to have any possibilities of a semifinal look within the event. Criticism from across the corners is hanging Pakistan Cricket and their former gamers at the moment are relying on the errors made by the 1992 champions within the disappointing marketing campaign in 2023.
Former Pakistan skipper Misbah Ul Haq has claimed that the Pakistan Cricket Board and group administration ignored the recommendation of getting a relook on the spin division earlier than the event kicked off. Pakistan’s spin shares have been beneath common in circumstances the place the spinners typically rule the roost. Vice-captain Shadab Khan has taken two wickets in six World Cup video games, whereas Iftikhar Ahmed and Usama Mir have 4 every.
Misbah, who was appointed to PCB’s technical committee alongside Mohammad Hafeez and Inzamam Ul Haq, claimed that PCB and group administration ignored his and Hafeez’s recommendation of getting a relook at their spin shares. “When the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman (Zaka Ashraf) requested for my and Hafeez’s recommendation for the World Cup. I informed them clearly (that) they wanted one other spinner for the reason that type of Shadab (Khan) and Mohammad Nawaz was a supply of concern since earlier than the Asia Cup,” he mentioned to Ary Information Channel.
The ex-captain added that the spinners lacked confidence however the administration didn’t need to ‘disturb’ the mixture. “I informed them the efficiency of the 2 spinners didn’t evoke confidence and they need to revisit their spin bowling plans. They only stored on saying that we’re carrying the identical set of gamers, (or the) similar group for greater than a 12 months and so they didn’t need to disturb it,” he mentioned.
Notably, Pakistan captain Babar Azam additionally highlighted that their dying bowling and spin division was not on top of things. “We conceded just a few too many runs. We bowled just a few unfastened deliveries in the direction of the tip.
And our spinners’ aren’t taking wickets, which does not assist. That has a giant impact as a result of you could take wickets within the center overs,” Babar mentioned after Pakistan’s loss to England in World Cup 2023.
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