Asia Cup 2018 proved a nightmare for Pakistan. They failed in all the disciplines batting, Fielding and their strength bowling. Sports world analyzed their performance, watch the matches and here are the reasons why they failed.
According to Sports World , Pakistan was relying on mainly four batsmen, two openers, one down batsman Babar Azam and their main man Shoaib Malik. In the past year, their openers performed really very. Extraordinary batting by Fakhar in Tri-series, a double century against Zimbabwe. While on the other hand, Imam played a crucial rule as well. They were unstoppable in short. Very high hopes from them in the Asia Cup. So Fakhar totally flopped, not a single 50 in Asia cup. While the other opener Imam failed in both matches against India, played well against Others.
Babar Azam also didn’t perform well.
Shoaib Malik was the one man army in this Asia Cup. He performed in Every Match. Especially the sensible match-winning innings against Afghanistan. Captain Sarfraz didn’t perform well under pressure, flop show. While they had high hopes from Asif Ali, he didn’t deliver it this time.
Bowling is always Pakistan’s main strength. But in this Asia cup, bowlers disappointed everyone ( Sports World News). Especially the Champion Trophy final hero, Muhammad Amir was hardly able to get 1 wicket. The youngster Shaheen bowled really extraordinary in every match he played. Usman Shinwari also performed well in One match. Hassan Ali was not in his best form. Shadab did a bit effort, but he had an injury during the match. Nawaz was well against Afghanistan took 3 important top order wickets. While Junaid who played the only match got 4 wickets.
Fielding was always an issue and continues a headache for Pakistan, against India Imam dropped an important Catch of Rohit. He scored a century!.
As a whole, Pakistan needs to pay more attention to the Middle order. They are lacking some great all-rounder likes Abdul Razzaq and their Bowling Coach Azhar Mehmood.
Hope They will perform well in the upcoming series against Australia.