Former Pakistani cricketer Kamran Akmal didn’t mince his phrases as he expressed profound disappointment with the efficiency of the Babar Azam-led group after their humiliating loss to India throughout the Asia Cup 2023 Tremendous 4 conflict.
Akmal went on to warn that if Pakistan don’t alter their strategy, they might discover themselves struggling to compete even towards groups just like the Netherlands within the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023.
Pakistan’s defeat by the hands of India was a convincing one, with Virat Kohli and KL Rahul delivering centuries, and Kuldeep Yadav showcasing masterful spin bowling, leading to a staggering 228-run loss for the Males in Inexperienced.
Akmal raises questions on Pakistan’s strategy
Akmal questioned the group’s strategy, saying, “In order for you a superb efficiency within the World Cup, if you wish to play within the Asia Cup closing, and in case you have this strategy, you’ll wrestle to even beat the Netherlands.”
He additional raised issues in regards to the group’s administration choices, notably the selection to bowl first, which had a detrimental impression on Pakistan’s run fee. Akmal cited a current match towards Bangladesh the place Pakistan managed to chase a modest goal in a gradual method, highlighting the necessity for a extra assertive technique.
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“What’s the administration doing? Who instructed you to bowl first? Not less than inform gamers to remain on the crease. Your run fee has suffered badly. You chased 190-odd runs in 40-odd overs towards Bangladesh,” added Akmal.
Akmal requires accountability
Akmal didn’t restrict his criticism to only the group’s strategy but additionally took subject with the shot collection of a number of gamers. He voiced his displeasure with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for not holding gamers accountable and urged them to ship clear messages to the squad.
“Ship messages. The way in which Shadab, Iftikhar, and Salman acquired out. You needed to inform them to play the complete overs, take the rating to at the least 260-280. They know that PCB gained’t ask them powerful questions. There’s no recreation plan, no strategy. Everybody has gone for holidays. I’m sorry to say, you’ve carried out like college boys towards a high group,” Akmal remarked.