Don’t let the weaker opponent do the same, the unknown fear rides on the nerves of the green shirts
After defeating South Africa on home soil, the national team camped in Harare, where the first T20 will be played on Wednesday, the ODIs from the Proteas and then the Fakhrazman, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan from the Green Shirts in short format. There was continuity in the performance but the middle order and lower middle order form remained thirsty. In the T20 series against Zimbabwe too, the middle order will be the cause of concern for the Pakistan team management.
Young Haider Ali, anxious to make a place in the team, Asif Hafeez and Mohammad Hafeez could not play any big innings, batting in one innings, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz performed better in the other, he did not show abilities in other matches. Even in bowling, his performance graph kept going up and down, in most of the matches against pacers and spinners also continued to make quick runs, Zimbabwe is one of the weakest rivals.
Afghanistan had a clean sweep against it in the previous series but the green shirts, which have a tradition of astonishing the world by losing to weaker teams, will also have an unknown fear on their nerves. Last year, Pakistan also lost to Zimbabwe at home. Day was defeated.
After playing in South Africa, Pakistani cricketers have only 2 days to practice in Harare. It may be difficult to adapt to the conditions. It is likely that Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhruzzaman will be in the top three in the playing XI. Will be retained, Danish Aziz may be included in the middle order in place of Asif Ali.