Match Tied (Royal Challengers Bangalore win one-over eliminator)
Losing crucial games and taking the other ones deep, life has become hard for the boys in green who are eyeing a semi-final berth in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament. England’s victory against India further exacerbated the situation as Pakistan is in desperate need of New Zealand beating England in their last league-stage fixture.
After Kamran Akmal, the latest man to criticize Pakistani think tank’s tactics is former cricketer and chief selector Iqbal Qasim who opined that the team management failed to plan for the vital factor of net run-rate.
The 65-year old added that games against New Zealand and Afghanistan could have been finished earlier to boost the run-rate but unnecessary panic was created which saw us throwing golden opportunities of ameliorating our chances.
Moreover, the Karachi born was found critical of Sarfaraz Ahmed’s captaincy as he said that the wicket-keeper batsman should have used his strike bowlers to finish Afghan innings as soon as possible. Saying all that, Iqbal Qasim still expressed his best wishes as he wants to see Pakistan making the cut.