A few days ago, the proud and brave team of Nepali mountaineers made history by giving a powerful shape to K2 in the deadly threat of winter. In each case, they have seized it, despite obstacles we can scarcely imagine. ”
The upcoming home series against South Africa will be no less than a mountain for Babar Azam and company to climb. With a resounding victory over Sri Lanka at home, the Proteas should be well-paid after reviving their fortunes.
Pakistan, on the other hand, are looking to the Barrels, who are now the world’s top Test team, after suffering a defeat against New Zealand.
Pakistan have lost their series in Australia, England and now New Zealand, as far as qualifying for the opening final of this year’s ICC World Test Championship.
It would be a great mistake to have high expectations from an embarrassingly delicate aspect of the current Pakistan organization against even the biggest cricketing rivals like South Africa – even at home.
If Babar is the best batsman in the world at the moment and our only reliable batsman, if he doesn’t get fit yet, what are the chances of the seventh-ranked Pakistan Test team against the fifth-ranked South Africa? Unlike their predecessors who are no star stud opponents!
Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s head coach, observed the team’s demise in New Zealand: “Injury has made a big difference in Babar’s absence.” The head coach added that the quarantine period, which lasted for 18 days, also affected the preparation of his players. Blaming the situation is a sign of a weak mindset. Here, one would like to ask Misbah if the quarantine period had a negative impact on the team against New Zealand in the first Test at Mount Mongani, Pakistan’s performance in the second Test at Christchurch. Naturally it should have been better because they had more time to recover.
Earlier, when Babar was removed from the T20 International Rubber in New Zealand, bowling coach Waqar Younis described it as a “big blow” during his tour of Pakistan. It really was. But isn’t Plan-B in case our coaches get injured? Are there any injuries to any player under the control of the coaches? If not, then why did Misbah and Waqar’s voice end after Babar’s injury?
Cricket is a game of teamwork and India demonstrated it with their stunning series win in Australia on Tuesday, proving that the issue of competition criticism is not about stardom but about endurance and competition.
Without the services of regular captain and batsman Virat Kohli and his key bowlers, the largely inexperienced but inspiring Indian team has won the Australian stronghold Gabba since 1988.
A fierce chase of 328 on the final day of the decisive Test of the series in Australia and also on a double bounce track with about half a dozen shopkeepers. Led by stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane, along with veteran professionals Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gul, Rishbh Pant, Washington Sundar, Shardal Thakur, Naveedip Saini, Mohammad Siraj and Thangarsu Nitrajan have earned what many dream of. ۔ International cricket.
The absence of regular campaigners Ravi Chandran Ashwin, Jaspreet Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja was brilliantly linked to the high level of teamwork. And the end result was for everyone to see. A Test win on their home soil against Australia could be considered a blow to luck, not a full four-match series. And let India not forget that the Test series in 2018-19 under Kohli was also 2-1 down under
An appropriate cricketing system with the help of academies, which has a wide range of skills at the grassroots level and where merit finds its rightful place, is making a substantial profit for Indian cricket. Also, with a wise man and a batting legend like Rahul Dravid, who is involved in the development of Indian cricket, one can definitely expect more than just that.
In contrast, Pakistan cricket – where there is no shortage of talent – has declined in recent years because it is not enough for a country, no matter how rich, to gain a solid foothold in the international game. ۔ In fact, there are many reasons why Pakistan cricket is slowly rotting. The serious lack of a long-term vision, proper planning, constant changes in the domestic structure, regardless of merit, petty politics at every level, issues of discipline and lack of accountability severely damaged the game. Is.
With regard to the selection of the South Africa series, it is fair to say that the change of blankets in the Pakistan team has been rare. Although newly elected chief selector Mohammad Waseem has selected a maximum of nine blocked players for the Test against tourists led by Quentin de Kock, only time will tell how many of them have been included in the squad and then Depending on the conditions of the game in the last eleven. Tried and experienced campaigners, if elected, will only hurt Pakistan more.
Some hope that Pakistan will somehow manage a 1-0 series win or at least a draw against South Africa in their own lap, otherwise one fears that any of our coaches could compete. “The harsh winter weather affected the performance of our players.” This time the length of winter is more expected. So keep your fingers crossed!