LAHORE: Former Test cricketers Inzamam-ul-Haq said Babar Azam XI was lucky enough to win previous matches otherwise they repeated same old mistakes.
Speaking on his YouTube channel after Pakistan lost to Zimbabwe in second T20I by 19 runs, Inzamam said the team had been suffering from middle-order crisis but the team management failed to address this issue.
“If you look at today’s performance, nothing was different except the luck which didn’t favor them this time. Pakistan has middle-order batting issues for quite some time now,” he said.
“It was Pakistan’s first ever defeat against Zimbabwe in T20I and it badly exposed so many things. On priority, Pakistan’s middle-order as this time our top-order failed to score runs. In previous matches, Babar, Fakhar, Rizwan scored so it helped Pakistan save the game otherwise middle-order order’s performance was same,” he highlighted.
Inzamam pointed out selectors for brining in batsmen in the national side with very less First-Class experience. “You can’t bring batters with very less First-Class experience. It can work for bowlers as they get enough time to make their way through but batsmen only have a single chance, if they get out they lose that chance,” he explained.
“Haider Ali is an example for us, the youngster has so much talent but you can’t play international cricket based on just talent. You need to work hard and realize playing according to the situation. You can’t play in same style everytime. Haider needs to be strong at reading the situation,” he concluded.