Australian cricket legend, Ian Chappell believes that Cricket Australia should stop inviting Pakistan cricket team for Test series as they have lost 12 matches consecutively without posing a real threat to the hosts.
Pakistan lost the three-match Test series recently, they challenged the home team in the first Test only but conceded two embarrassing defeats in the next two games.
“Pakistan have now lost 12 Test matches on the trot in Australia, and somebody’s got to give them a kick up the bum. Cricket Australia have got to start saying ‘listen if things don’t improve we will stop with the invites’,” Chappell, who feels Pakistan’s poor fielding at the Melbourne Cricket Ground was a sign of things to come in the rest of the series, told ESPN.
“You can’t continue to [play poor] cricket. You can’t bowl poorly, have conservative field placings and field sloppily and expect to play decent cricket in Australia,” he added.
Talking about Pakistan’s 42-year old skipper, he feels that his time is over and if he had anything to do with Pakistan’s selection, he would have given captaincy to someone else.
“If I had anything to do with the selection then that will be it for Misbah as the captain, but in Pakistan they do some very strange things, so I wouldn’t bet on it,” he told.