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Pak vs Eng 2nd ODI: Where things went wrong for Pakistan?

Pak vs Eng 2nd ODI: Where things went wrong for Pakistan?
Pak vs Eng 2nd ODI: Where things went wrong for Pakistan?

Pak vs Eng 2nd ODI: As Pakistan are on their tour to England with the two teams underway a three-match ODI series, there were high assumptions from the watchers for Pakistan sealing the series or at least winning 2 out of 3 encounters.

The presuppositions have demonstrated to be faulty after the men in green have showcased indisposed deliverances thoroughly in the two games rolled up yet.

Pak vs Eng 1st ODI brought discourtesy for Babar Azam and co as they lost to the hosts – hosts truly new to the International cricket or ODI, as around seven big players of England were uprooted from the squad.

Later, the fans foresaw a comeback from the visitors’ end but those expectations went in vain. Although a ray of hope rose once the bowlers, especially Hasan Ali, showed masterpieces whilst bowling out England on 247 but the efforts failed to produce positive results for the visitants once they dispensed sparse batting in their inning.

Pak vs Eng 2nd ODI: Where things went wrong for Pakistan?

With needed 248 runs in 47 overs, the entire batting line-up clashed terribly scoring only 195 dropping the wickets to the raw English squad. The most were anticipated from the front-line batsmen but they sank either alongside the huge collapse in the mid-order.

The players, who owe better records in English venues, were benched instead, the others were played. For example, Shadab Khan, who is out for form for a longer tenure, is still induced in the squad with no or little performance.

Also, Mohammad Rizwan, despite being a successful leader in T20s and domestic cricket, has got twists and turns in the 50-over format. If one acknowledges his last nine ODI innings, he may not oblige to add him in the playing rather choosing Sarfaraz Ahmed, who owns a better average and stats in England.

A few bubbly decisions whilst selecting the line-up alongside stepping for the tours without the batting coach have seemed to cost men in green thoroughly. Tell us in the comments what strategies PCB should adhere to for improvement ahead of the big ICC events?

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Pak vs Eng 1st ODI: Unwanted records for Pakistan

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