Abdul Qadir states Pakistan have no idea what they are doing

The management opted to field so many pacers and that decision baffles me: Qadir

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Former Pakistan leg-spinner and legend Abdul Qadir asserted his disappointment regarding the lack of planning in the ongoing Test match at West Indies. The Pakistan team failed to capitalise on being in a good position on the first day of the first Test match of the series at Kingston, Jamaica.

Abdul Qadir, went on to state that the team has displayed unpredictability in the recent past and the trend has been followed in this Test match as well. Despite West Indies’ renowned weakness against the spinners, Pakistan went ahead with a pacer heavy bowling attack.

“Pakistan have always showed unpredictability and are doing the same in this match too; they have no idea what they are doing. No matter which spinner Pakistan has, West Indies have always struggled against them. Yet despite knowing this, the management included so many pacers in the team,” commented a perplexed Abdul Qadir according to sayings by Tribune.

Despite reducing the home side to 71/5, Pakistan conceded 278 after the end of the second day of the Test match with one wicket remaining. Mohammad Aamir was the standout bowler for the Pakistanis as he clinched yet another five-wicket haul in Test matches. Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, and Jason Holder all reached their half-centuries was down the order to frustrate the Pakistan bowling lineup. Yasir Shah ended up with a couple of wickets.

Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, and Jason Holder all reached their half-centuries was down the order to frustrate the Pakistan bowling lineup. Yasir Shah ended up with a couple of wickets. A baffled Abdul Qadir stated as to why Yasir Shah was not given more spells to overhaul the West Indies line with that much assistance to spin.

“I cannot understand why Yasir was waiting for a loose shot to be caught in the field when the pitch is offering so much spin. It seems as if he does not know how to set the field for his bowling,” added the left-arm spinner.

Further, the right-arm leg spinner claimed that if the spin trio of Shadab, Nawaz and Asghar were allowed in the line-up, the home team would not have crossed the 200-run mark.

“If Shadab Khan, Muhammad Asghar and Muhammad Nawaz were playing on the first day, the West Indies could not have gone past the 200-run mark. But the management opted to field so many pacers and that decision baffles me,” concluded the legendary leg-spinner.