Shahid Afridi, a former leader of Pakistan, thinks that the team’s batting order for the must-win Asia Cup Super 4 game against Sri Lanka was not right.
Pakistan v Sl: Shahid Afridi displeased with batting order
Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed helped Pakistan get back on track after they lost wickets quickly in the middle overs. Abdullah Shafique did well as the first batter, getting 52 runs off of 69 balls.
Fakhar Zaman failed again, getting only 4 points. The leader of Pakistan, Babar Azam, looked great, but he only scored 29 (35). Mohammad Haris (3) and Mohammad Nawaz (12) left the field quickly, but Mohammad Rizwan (86* off 73 balls) and Iftikhar Ahmed (47 off 40 balls) put together a 108-run partnership that helped Pakistan reach a respectable 252-7 in 42 overs.
Afridi thought that Pakistan’s batting order wasn’t right for the case and that it wasn’t a good choice.
“Did Pakistan pass up an opportunity? We could have picked a better way to go up to bat. He asked X, “What do you guys think?”
“I don’t think this was the best way to bat given the circumstances,” he said.
It’s important to remember that Pakistan has to win to make sure they’ll be in the Asia Cup final.
India will play the winner of the game today on September 17.
Even though Pakistan announced its starting XI for a must-win match against Sri Lanka yesterday, they had to make changes at the last minute.
Pakistan has a habit of releasing the team a day before the game. Unfortunately, a few players had to miss out on the game for different reasons.
Opening batsman Fakhar Zaman and up-and-coming batter Abdullah Shafique were not on the team, but Imam-ul-Haq’s back pain and Saud Shakeel’s fever made Pakistan make more changes.