14 Oct PAK VS IND: PAKISTAN’S UPSETTING BATTING PERFORMANCE SLAMMED
Pakistan’s batting performance against India in the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 has been slammed by fans and experts alike. The team was bowled out for just 191, setting a target that India easily chased down.
The collapse began after the dismissal of captain Babar Azam, who was out for 50. Wickets fell in quick succession, with none of the other batsmen able to get a significant score. Only Hasan Ali, who scored 20, reached double figures.
The performance has been described as “disappointing”, “upsetting”, and “embarrassing”. Fans have taken to social media to express their frustration, while experts have questioned the team’s batting tactics.
Some of the criticism that has been directed at the Pakistan team includes:
- The batsmen were too cautious and didn’t take enough risks.
- They failed to adapt to the conditions and the Indian bowling attack.
- There was a lack of communication and coordination between the batsmen.
- The team’s batting lineup is too reliant on Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan.
The Pakistan team will need to make some serious changes if they want to challenge for the World Cup title. Their batting performance against India was simply not good enough, and they will need to find a way to score more runs if they want to beat the best teams in the world.
In addition to the criticism mentioned above, some experts have also suggested that the Pakistan team may need to change their batting lineup. Currently, the team relies heavily on the opening pair of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, and if either of them is dismissed early, the rest of the batting lineup collapses.
One possible solution would be to promote Fakhar Zaman to the opening slot. Zaman is a more aggressive batsman than the other openers, and he could give the Pakistan team a better start. Another option would be to move Mohammad Rizwan down the order and play him as a finisher. This would allow Rizwan to play with more freedom and take more risks.
The Pakistan team will need to make some tough decisions in the coming days. They know that they need to improve their batting performance if they want to challenge for the World Cup title.