After a gripping battle lasting for 95.4 overs, Pakistan finally ran out of gas to handle defending champions Australia their third victory in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament. While Pakistan recorded laudable comebacks in both innings of the game, the green team wasn’t able to go a step ahead and boss the encounter.
One of the major talking points of the game was exclusion of the all-rounder Shadab Khan who is rated very highly among the cricketing circles. Like many cricket enthusiasts, former Australian cricketer Dean Jones also found himself in a disagreement with the Pakistani think tank as he believes that it was an unwise move to drop such a skillful player.
The 58-year old who coaches Shadab Khan in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) opined that it is only natural to have a player like him featuring in all games of the national team. Moreover, the Victoria born advised the boys in green not to lose the self-belief as he added that they need to have one of the top 4 batsman to bat deep. Pakistan’s next World Cup fixture will be played against India on June 16 at Old Trafford.