The T20 World Cup is approaching. All the teams are gearing up for the prestigious tournament. Before this many countries including India have played T20 series. Currently, Pakistan-New Zealand-Bangladesh are facing each other in the T20 tri-series. After winning all the matches against Bangladesh, Dayadi’s team was defeated in the match against Pakistan and New Zealand on 11th October. Pakistan could not win this match due to low score. The former spinner of the country, Saeed Ajmal, criticized the Pakistan team citing the example of the former captain of the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni. He said that the middle order of the team is not good. At the same time, talking about Iftikhar Ahmed in the middle order, he said that he plays like MS Dhoni but he is not able to finish like Dhoni. He said that the Pakistani team is relying heavily on the openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, if they fail, the team will not be able to win.
He said that the same trend was seen in the tri-series match against New Zealand on Tuesday, October 11, when Pakistan lost by nine wickets. As Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan got out for a low score, Pakistan could only manage 130 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted 20 overs in the match. The middle order batsmen could not make any impact. Shaan Masood 14, Shadab Khan 8, Iftiker Ahmed 27, Haider Ali failed to score only 8 runs. With this, Pakistan’s former spinner Saeed Ajmal criticized the country’s team’s middle order. But talking about Iftikhar Ahmed who scored 27 runs, he said that he started his innings like MS Dhoni and said that he was one of the best finishers in the team but could not finish like former Indian captain MS Dhoni.
Dhoni used to hit singles and sixes at the end. Iftikhar Ahmed reminded that he played ten dot balls in this match. Former Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal said that if the batsmen try to hit big shots after playing the dot balls, the batsmen will be out, so the team’s score will increase by playing singles and big shots without playing more dot balls.
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