Team is struggling for fitness: Mohsin Khan


KARACHI: Former Pakistan chief selector Mohsin Khan feels that the victory against Zimbabwe was crucial Pakistan but some players could be seen struggling with fitness problems in the ongoing World Cup.

“The victory was very important for us otherwise we would be virtually out of race for quarterfinals,” Mohsin, also a former Pakistan cricketer, said in local TV channel program.

“But we dropped too many catches and our players could easily be assessed to be struggling with fitness problems. They didn’t looked fit at all,” he said.

After conceding two straight defeats from India and West Indies, Pakistan finally pulled one in the World Cup match against Zimbabwe at Brisbane Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Wahab Riaz was phenomenal during the match, putting all-round performance, first scoring explosive and unbeaten 54 off 46 balls and later captured four wickets.

Irfan also captured four wickets while captain Misbah-ul-Haq scored important 73 runs when the team was losing wickets on the end.

However, opener Nasir Jamshed scored only one run and dropped a dolly while wicketkeeper Umar Akmal also dropped an easy catch behind the wickets.

“We cannot let our players drop catches. No other team is doing that except us. So, now we should overcome our this weakness before it is too late,” Mohsin added.