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3 Changes Pakistan Should Do Against Namibia | World T20 2021

3 Changes Pakistan Should Do Against Namibia | World T20 2021:

Pakistan Cricket Team will look to confirm their Semi Final spot today in their clash against Namibia. Namibia being one of the low ranked sides would try to put up a fight against the table toppers of their group. Pakistan has so far dominated all 3 Test Playing nations in their group and now they have a chance to test their bench strength in the couple of games against associate nations (Namibia and Scotland). Although no team could be neglected, every team in the World T20 has the potential to beat any side yet it is expected that this match will end in Pakistan’s favor. Following are some changes that Pakistan Cricket Team can do against a comparatively weaker opponent, Namibia:

Play Muhammad Wasim Jr in Place of Hasan Ali:

Hasan Ali has had a rough time in the ongoing World T20. Let it be the warmup game against South Africa or the group stage matches, Hasan has gone for plenty of runs. Hasan Ali did find success in getting some wickets, but his economy rate is poor. No doubt on the fact that on his day, Hasan Ali can be a match winner but he has had a tough time and it would be good if Pakistan rest Hasan Ali and play Wasim Junior. Muhammad Wasim Jr is quite similar to Hasan Ali, he bowls in mid overs, he has great pace and he can provide valuable contributions with the bat just like Hasan Ali. Wasim Jr had a good time in National T20 Cup and he will also get some vital confidence if he gets a chance to debut in World T20.

Play Nawaz instead of Hafeez:

Muhammad Hafeez is another weak link in the Pakistan Cricket Team. Noone denies his experience, but his batting form has been poor. It’s not just World T20 only, Hafeez has been struggling throughout the year. Hafeez averages 11 in 17 T20I innings this year. On the contrary Mohammad Nawaz was in supreme form during the National T20 Cup of Pakistan. He was brilliant with the six hitting and he got plenty of runs under his belt. It is important that a performer like Nawaz should at least be given a chance against Namibia. Nawaz is also a wicket taking option so he gives that extra bowling option like Hafeez so it is kind of a like for like replacement.

Bat first rather than bowling:

The final change is a tactical one rather than a change in the lineup. So far Pakistan have won all 3 games while chasing. They haven’t batted first and haven’t got the idea of how to defend a total in these conditions. It is important that prior to the knockout stages, Pakistan must bat first once and try to defend a score with dew factor in mind. In this way they could go well prepared and aware of all the circumstances in the knockout stage. Toss is not in anyone’s hand, but if the toss is in Pakistan’s favor, then the Pakistani skipper should opt to bat rather than bowling again.

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