Pakistan is afraid to play where Team India played! (PC-PTI)
In the World Cup 2023, on one hand, Team India is achieving victory after victory, while on the other hand, Pakistan’s condition is bad. Pakistani team has lost 2 out of 4 matches and has faced defeat in the last two matches. Now Pakistan faces the challenge of Afghanistan. This match is going to be very difficult for the Pakistani team because the clash will take place on a pitch where Babar and company can surrender. Yes, there is a clash between Pakistan and Afghanistan at M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai and due to the spin friendly pitch here, Afghans are considered to have the upper hand. However, before this match, former cricketers of Pakistan are facing a fear. He feels that cheating may happen with Babar’s team in Chennai. This doubt is raised by none other than former all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez.
Mohammad Hafeez said in the live show of Pakistani TV channel that in the match between Afghanistan and Pakistan, the same pitch will be used in which Team India and Australia had fought. Hafeez believes that after the India-Australia match, every match in Chennai took place on pace-friendly wickets. And the spinners could not do anything special there. Whereas in the match between Australia and India, the spinners of Team India had performed amazingly. Hafeez’s direct allegation is that now the same spin friendly pitch will be used in the Afghanistan-Pakistan match because Pakistani batting appears weak against spinners.
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Why is Pakistan afraid?
The question is why is Pakistan afraid of playing on spin friendly wickets? If Pakistan wants to become world champion then it should be able to play on a pitch that supports both spin and pace bowling. But perhaps Hafeez has doubts about his batsmen. However, the reason for Hafeez’s fear is also the form of the Afghan spinners who had destroyed England’s batting unit in Delhi. If Afghan spinners get help in Chennai then you understand that Pakistan’s game is certain to be over.
Pakistani batting out of form
Apart from Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafiq, no one in the Pakistan team seems to be in form. The performance of Saud Shaki, Imam ul Haq has been average. Babar Azam has scored only 83 runs in 4 matches. Iftikhar has also scored only 61 runs in 4 matches.