England’s victory against New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament has shattered hopes of Pakistan for entering the semi-finals of the championship. The green team needs to win their last World Cup fixture against Bangladesh and that too by a massive margin to displace Kiwis from top four of the competition.
As a result, former wicket-keeper batsman Rashid Latif is disappointed with Pakistan’s think tank as he believed that they failed to plan effectively for the competition. The Karachi born opined that games against South Africa, New Zealand and Afghanistan could have been won with some margin. But, close victories meant that the boys in green continued to possess a terrible net run-rate which was dented in their opening game against West Indies.
“Nobody really bothered to keep an eye on net run-rate. With New Zealand winning most of their games against weak sides, Pakistan had to improve their run-rate, but nothing happened. Team management was more concerned about just getting two points rather than winning handsomely,” said by Rashid Latif as he criticized Pakistani think tank’s approach in the ongoing mega-event in England and Wales.