‘The team needs to bounce back strongly in next matches,’ says Jalaluddin


Pakistan women cricket team’s chief selector Jalal-ud-Din believes that the national team will bounce back after losing to the arch-rivals India in their second match of the women’s World T20 cup in Guyana.

Jalal while talking to the media said that the team was going well but a couple of mistakes in the last part of the match cost them hugely.

“They were holding the match quite brilliantly but what happened, in the end, is out of my mind,” Jalal said.

He said that the team management was not impressive with the bowling plan as a couple of mistakes while bowling put them under immense pressure.

“The team management should work on the bowlers as they were not up to the mark in last contest,” said Jalal.

He was quick to add that the team needs to train harder for the next two matches which are must-win for them to qualify for the next round of the event.

“Now the team has nothing to lose so they need to be at their best in next two matches of the group stage,” he stated.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan have already lost their opening matches against Australia and India.

Former Test cricketer said that the status of women cricket is flourishing with time and the things are falling on the right place for them.

“Girls are working hard on their techniques and improving day by day,” said Jalal.

To a query about having the same players from over the years, Jalal said that they don’t have enough options with them who can play competitive cricket at International level.

“We don’t have a huge players pool so that we can make big replacements,” he said.

According to Jalal, they have finalised the players pool for establishing Pakistan A team for women which will help them prepare more girls for the national squad.