Pakistan have been eradicated from the round-robin stage of the ODI World Cup 2023. The 1992 Cricket World Cup champions gave a poor account of themselves as they completed their marketing campaign with solely 4 wins in 9 matches. The Babar Azam-led facet had a below-par present on the prestigious event, which has invited numerous backlash from many former cricketers. Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik slammed the group administration and the cricket board for not having an even bigger pool of gamers like Crew India, who even had a backup plan regardless of dealing with an important damage.
Shoaib acknowledged that the Pakistan Cricket Board all the time go right into a rebuilding course of however fail to stay to their very own selections.
“On this World Cup, India had been lined from all of the features. I’m not speaking about solely three departments – bowling, batting and fielding. They’ve suffered accidents as properly however they stored their plan B prepared. Shifting ahead, having a pool of gamers goes to be most necessary.” Shoaib Malik mentioned on A Sports activities.
“The pool of gamers in each format and they need to get equal possibilities in order that when the chance comes, they’re prepared. We do go within the rebuilding course of, however we do not keep on with our personal selections. We do not work persistently on our selections. We should always be taught from India,” he added.
England crushed Pakistan by 93 runs to finish an in any other case forgettable marketing campaign within the World Cup on a successful be aware in Kolkata on Saturday.
England scored a aggressive 337 for 9 of their final recreation of the event, after which stopped Pakistan at 244 in 43.3 overs.
Agha Salman (51 off 45 balls) was the one Pakistani batter to attain a half-century.
Enjoying in his final recreation in England colors, David Willey (3/56) grabbed two early wickets to peg Pakistan again firstly of their chase.
A 53-run partnership for the final wicket between Haris Rauf (35 off 23) and Mohammad Wasim Jr (16 off 14) solely delayed the inevitable.
Batting first, Jonny Bairstow (31) and Dawid Malan (59) added 82 runs for the primary wicket earlier than star all-rounder Ben Stokes smashed 84 runs off 76 balls with the assistance of 11 fours and two sixes.
Joe Root compiled a neat 60 in 72 balls.
The pair of Stokes and Root stitched 132 runs for the third wicket to energy the defending champions, who might be returning house after this recreation.
For Pakistan, Haris Rauf took three wickets for 64 runs whereas Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Wasim took two apiece.
Transient Scores: England: 337/9 in 50 overs (Ben Stokes 84, Joe Root 60, Jonny Bairstow 59; Haris Rauf 3/64). Pakistan: 244 all out in 43.3 overs (Agha Salman 51; David Willey 3/56).
(With PTI Inputs)
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