Thursday, November 30, 2023

Wasim-Misbah criticized Bangladesh for playing Mushfiq-Riyad six-seven

Bangladesh cricket team left the country to play ICC ODI World Cup with many dreams. But even on a big stage like the World Cup, experiments with Bangladesh’s batting order were not left out, which had an impact on Bangladesh’s game. Hat-trick loss in the World Cup, bruised Bangladesh cricket team.

From the former cricketers to the fans are blaming the team management for the crazy team selection and batting order changes.

After the loss against India, Hathurusinghera is once again on the ropes. As India veterans have questioned, why an extra spinner was played despite Pune’s batting support wicket. Similarly, former Pakistani cricketers were surprised to see experienced batsmen like Mahmudullah Riyad and Mushfiqur Rahim play so low despite the batting failure.

Two former Pakistan captains Wasim Akram and Misbah-ul-Haq have criticized two veteran batsmen Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad for playing at number six and seven in such an important match without Shakib. Both felt they should have played higher in this match.

Wasim praises Mahmudullah. Wasim Akram cannot find the answer to the question why Bangladesh is playing a batsman with good technique and experience at number seven or eight. The former ‘Sultan of Swing’ star does not understand why he has been kept as a finisher despite the regular failure of the middle order.

In Pakistan’s ‘A Sports’ post-match event, Akram said, ‘Shakib bowls 10 overs and fulfills the needs of a specialist batsman in the top order. Someone from Bangladesh explain one thing to me, when you are messing with the middle order why you are playing one of your most experienced batsman Mahmudullah at number 7-8. His technique is good, he has experience and you left him as a finisher. Where the middle order is failing.’

Misbah-ul-Haq believes Bangladesh lost control of the match by the time Mushfiq-Mahmudullah came into bat. Tigers had a chance to reach the match if both of them played in the middle order.

This former Pakistan captain said, ‘Mushfiqur has come at number six. He is in good form. Any chance he had without Shakib was over by then. You could change at least a little bit. Because Shakib is not there. pairs were required. Mushfiq is in good form. If these two played up they could have controlled the game.’

(20th October/NBW


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