Has Pakistan forgotten how to bat?

Sarfraz dismissal
Has Pakistan forgotten how to bat?

There is something terribly wrong with the Pakistan batting and the root cause is still unidentified.

The Pakistani batsmen have made the same mistakes over and over again and suffered the humiliation of 5-0 whitewashes in ODI series against New Zealand and now repeating the same story in T20Is.

Pakistan’s fortunes remain unchanged despite the change of formats, as Team Green lost the first T20I match against New Zealand by seven wickets, owing to poor batting performance in the first T20I, leaving the skipper fuming.

Pakistan suffered an embarrassing batting collapse, Babar Azam was the top scorer with 41 while Hasan Ali was the only other batsman to get into double digits in another woeful display.

Sarfraz slipped while sweeping one of Santner’s deliveries and got stumped.

What we saw today were batsmen surrendering meekly to bowlers. No effort to dominate the bowling, no feet movement, no rotation of the strike and no plan by the batsmen to bat.

The batsmen gifted their wickets by hoicking across the line. Zaman, Amin, Mohammad Nawaz and Haris Sohail all played abysmal shots.

The drop-in pitch was not the best surface in the world but reckless batting from the top order that left the tourists 38 for 6 would be a source of huge frustration.

Claiming that Pakistan has the best bowling attack in the world wouldn’t overcome the batting failure, It’s been an eternity that Pakistan has produced a proper modern day batsmen that can score consistently and quickly.

Pakistan needs a quick fix to their batting problems before the team loses its belief and self-confidence and goes to pieces.

Pakistan: Umar Amin, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashradf, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Rumman Raees.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Tom Bruce, Ross Taylor, Anaru Kitchen, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (capt), Ish Sodhi, Seth Rance.