Former Pakistani wicket-keeper batter shares his thoughts on Pakistan’s poor performance against Afghanistan in the three-match T20I series. Despite a young and inexperienced squad, Pakistan lost to Afghanistan in the first two matches, resulting in their first-ever series win against Pakistan.
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Rashid Khan, who represented Pakistan in 37 Tests and 166 ODIs, criticized Pakistan’s team selection, citing the International Cricket Council (ICC) code of conduct and the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) code. “You can’t play a weak team who you already know can lose. Why did you send such a team?” he questioned during a TV show.
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The cricketer-turned-analyst also slammed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for sidelining their main players, including Babar, Rizwan, Afridi, Zaman, and Rauf. Pakistan’s inexperienced batting line faltered in the first two T20Is, leading to their series loss.
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“Afghanistan creates history by clinching their first-ever series win against Pakistan with a 2-0 lead, with one match to go. Pakistan’s inexperienced squad failed to match up to the comparatively stronger Afghanistan team, resulting in their defeat.
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Pakistan will now gear up to host a five-match T20I series against New Zealand next month, where their main players, including Babar and Rizwan, are expected to return to the squad, giving a boost to Pakistan’s chances.”
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