In Group 2, Pakistan are but to open their account and are at fifth place after struggling consecutive losses to India and Zimbabwe, which has left their hopes of reaching the semi-finals hanging by a thread.
Aside from successful their remaining matches towards Netherlands, Bangladesh and South Africa, the 2009 T20 World Cup champions would wish for one between South Africa and Zimbabwe to win not multiple their remaining three matches.
“Properly, they (Pakistan) must actually stare on the actuality now. What’s the final result? Sure, loads of outcomes must go their manner. Perhaps, a few rain affected matches may also be the saviour for them, however they’ve form of let issues out of their management as a result of the sport towards Zimbabwe was properly inside their grasp,” stated Bangar on ‘Cricket Reside’ present on Star Sports activities.
Of their chase of 131 towards Zimbabwe, Shan Masood and Shadab Khan shared a 52-run stand for the fourth wicket, earlier than Pakistan collapsed spectacularly to finish up at 129/8 in 20 overs.
“There have been so many events whereby they might have cruised to the goal fairly simply. Within the sense that, Shan Masood dismissal or Shadab Khan’s dismissal, even until the final over, the best way Wasim and Nawaz have been enjoying at that time. Nawaz’s indecision at occasions was questionable as a result of he had spent loads of time until that time and he might have completed the sport,” added Bangar.
In each of their losses, Pakistan’s over-dependency on opening pair of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan to attain runs has been seen with the duo not getting the begins anticipated of them. Although within the match towards India, Masood and Iftikhar Ahmed acquired fifties, different center order batters are but to fireside persistently, particularly underneath stress.
“Having watching them for the reason that Asia Cup, everyone knows the over dependency of Pakistani batting on Babar and Rizwan. The second these two gamers get out, it sends shivers within the dressing room and within the dugout and that is by no means a really perfect signal. All credit score to Iftikhar and Shan, as a result of even within the first recreation towards India, they form of held their innings collectively and introduced Pakistan within the recreation, having misplaced their most important batters cheaply.”
“I really feel, at occasions, having to not play collectively throughout observe matches, dismissed within the first recreation and once more within the second recreation implies that the center order, which hasn’t been firing for them, has to do bulk of the work and it’s by no means a really perfect state of affairs for any workforce whereby the center order is so freckle that they can not deal with the stress so shortly,” concluded Bangar.