A bowling-attack-known for its hostility and ability to rip through oppositions, is now struggling in the limited-overs format. Pakistan’s bowling attack was exposed badly by the Sri Lankan cricket team during the first two T20I matches at Lahore. This led to end of their dominance in the format which was set up in the last couple of years.
Pakistan’s fast bowlers failed to deliver and could not pick up the crucial Sri Lankan wickets when required. On the other hand, the feeble spin department of team has become another head-ache for the management. Shadab Khan’s wicket-taking ability has seemed to lost somewhere in the past and Pakistan does not have any solid back-up plans.
The economy rates of the bowlers were below par in the 2nd T20I game. Only Imad Wasim ended up with an economy-rate below 7 in the match. The fast-bowlers went for plenty including Mohammad Amir, who conceded 40 runs in his 4 overs. It is the need of the hour, that Pakistan cricket team along with Waqar Younis, remodel their bowling plans and make sure that they ameliorate their performance before the T20I series against Australia.