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Struggling Middle order of Pakistan


The middle order of Pakistan is struggling nowadays. Once Pakistan was a No. 1 T20 team. A team that qualified for the final of the first two T20 world cups and won the second one in 2009. Then been into the semi-finals after that as well. Pakistan team was No. 1 in rankings too but we lost T20 match against Zimbabwe and all team got out on 99 runs without even getting into 3 digit score.
The main reason is volatile Middle Order and Favouritism. Misbah ul Haq has destroyed the middle order by giving chances to Asif Ali. He is playing International cricket for Pakistan for several years and has not played good match-winning innings. He failed in the World cup 2019 still he is giving him chances in 2021. This is the extent of favoritism as Asif is a good friend of Misbah ul Haq. The second culprit is our Legendary bowler Waqar Younis. This person had issues with Afridi. Then he has issues with Umer Akmal and he mentioned in an interview how Waqar Younis threatened him that he will destroy his career and Now Muhammad Amir. The world is praising Amir and he has exceptional figures but Waqar also has issues with him now and they exploited the situation that much that he retired.
Our playing eleven doesn’t have Imad Wasim who single-handedly made you won against Afghanistan when our Top-order crashed badly. And according to our cricket legend Muhammad Waseem that Imad is not a match-winner. That much opinionated people are present in our board and we dream to become the No. 1 team. Then Shoaib Malik is not in the team. He is excellent in this format of cricket and the T20 world cup is next year and we have a failed middle order. No Imad, Sohaib, and Umer Akmal in our middle order but Asif Ali is.
Our top order is playing marvelously well. M. Rizwan has an average of 100+ this year and Baber Azam just broke the record of the fastest 2000 runs but Top-order can not perform always our middle order should take some responsibility. Azam Khan is an absolute treat to watch and he should be in the side and Sarfraz Ahmad also should be included permanently in the side because he has the maximum runs for Pakistan while batting at 4th number. The consistency of Haider Ali is also questionable. So let’s see what is going to happen. Let’s hope things will be good and Pakistan will lift the T20 world cup in India but not with this middle order so these things need to be fixed.

South African cricketer Bjorn Fortuin converted to Islam.


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