The news about Pakistan’s cricket team unfolded on Monday as they departed to England for the upcoming series before the World Cup where both teams will play a T20 and five one day international matches. Pakistan widely recognized as a highly unpredictable side, will get ample time and opportunity to prepare for the main event.
While evaluating team’s overall performance, we’ll certainly notice some kind of shakiness in the batting line up. It’s a mix of fresh and experienced talent but there’s still room for improvement as far as chasing a big total is concerned. Pakistan batting is susceptible to pressure when top order doesn’t perform well. Shoaib Malik and Babar Azam can handle pressure but the question of consistency is posed at each member.
Consistency is the key and self-belief is the core to produce a good innings. This is not something that a trainer or coach will teach, it’s a treasure that a player digs out from years of experience and observation. Fakhar Zaman, the captain Sarfraz and experienced batsman Muhammad Hafeez, if he gets his fitness back in time, can make up a good reliable batting side. Pakistan’s bowling line is competitive too. Muhammad Amir needs to get back into form and rhythm before the World Cup. Shadab is ruled out for the England series but his inclusion is expected in the World Cup playing side. Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Afridi and Muhammad Hasnain are brilliant bowlers and capable of surprising any batsman in the world.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, the winning captain of 1992 World Cup, met the selected team, Coach Mickey Arthur, Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and PCB Chairman, Ehsan Mani. He gave valuable tips to the team and directed them to play with complete passion and good team spirit.
Prime Minister shook hands with all team members and gave an hour long lecture. He encouraged Sarfraz to lead from the front and play positive and attacking Cricket.