‘They don't have a settled middle-order’ - Sunil Gavaskar unhappy with Pakistan's selection choices in T20 World Cup 2022
Pakistan have lost both their games in T20 World Cup 2022 so far.
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Pakistan are currently on the brink of a virtual knockout following the twin losses in the Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 held in Australia. Former India cricketer and 1983 World Cup winner Sunil Gavaskar has raised eyebrows on the Pakistan management for not picking Mohammad Wasim Jr. in the high-octane clash against India.
The hopes of making it to the semi-finals of the marquee tournament for the Men in Green have been further dashed out following the shocking loss against Zimbabwe. The decisions carried out by the management off the pitch and the skipper on the pitch has been questioned by fans and members of the cricketing fraternity.
The Babar Azam-led side failed in the bowling aspect of the game, especially towards the death overs against India due to poor captaincy decision. Former World Cup winner Sunil Gavaskar lashed out on the skipper and management for the poor selection of squad.
“They don't have a very settled middle order. In the T20I matches they played before, Fakhar Zaman played at No.3 or 4. Now he is just part of the squad, but not in the XI. Shan Masood is also there. although he is scoring runs. But I feel there selection hasn't been good. For Australia conditions, if they had a bowler who could seam up, like Mohammad Wasim did against Zimbabwe. And he also played a couple of good shots as well. He has that talent,” said Sunil Gavaskar while speaking to India Today.
"Unke paas toh Hardik Pandya jaisa player hai (he's like Hardik Pandya), he's still new but I'm just giving the idea that he can play those lofty shots and can give you a couple of overs as well. And they did not play him against India. They played two spinners. That is okay in Sydney, but at other venues, you need a player who can give you 3-4 overs and can score 30 runs in the last few overs,” added Gavaskar.
Mohammad Wasim Jr. scalped four wickets for 24 runs against Zimbabwe and was close to winning it with the bat for his side.
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