Pakistan crashed to a 0-2 loss in the three-match T20I series against Australia weakening its hold over the No. 1 position in the ICC rankings.
Pakistan’s batting and bowling looked completely hapless in front of the rampant Australian side, that romped to victory in the two games and were on course for a win in the first match but rain played spoilsport.
Delving into the main reasons why the Green Shirts were subject to such a hammering, former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur claimed this was down to the absence of some senior members of the side.
"I think there were some key players because of whom we were No.1. Sarfaraz Ahmed, I think he was ahead of the game in T20s,” he said giving forth his analysis. Arthur also pointed out the services of Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi in recent times as they were all absent from the lineup in the T20Is against Australia.
Arthur highlighted the importance of Sarfaraz Ahmed as the team leader in helping Pakistan secure the top position in the rankings.