Pakistan’s former Test cricketer Basit Ali thinks that Misbah-ul-Haq can’t prove himself in T20I cricket due to his defensive mindset.
While talking in ARY News’ show ’11th Hour’, Ali discussed Pakistan’s dismal performance against second-strength Sri Lanka side in the T20I series which they lost 2-0 with one match to go.
“See, I am sure that under Misbah Pakistan can’t achieve good results in the shorter format of the game. He has a defensive mindset and I know him very well,
“He can be a strong coach for Pakistan in Tests as he had proved himself often in red-ball cricket,” the former cricketer highlighted.
Talking about giving yet another chance to Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shahzad, Ali straight-forwardly asked the think tank to say goodbye to such players.
“If you remember that during the World Cup 2019 I had said to put aside Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik as there is a lot of talent in Pakistan. I repeat the same thing for Akmal and Shahzad,” he concluded.
It is pertinent to mention here that Shahzad and Akmal once again failed to get off the mark. Akmal couldn’t make a single run in two matches while Shahzad managed to score just 17 in two innings.