Pakistan might have won a good toss here but they will have to do plenty of work. The batting is a big problem for Pakistan and once again their openers are out early. Azhar Ali fails for the second time in two games. He is under pressure and there is no doubt about it.His sacking as Lahore Qalandars captain and now position as captain and player in Pakistan ODI team under threat have put Azhar in pressure. He is now really not that strong which he was at least while he was batting.
Azhar maintains a good strike rate while batting in most of the innings. In the last 10, he is failing. This is the 7th time he is out under 20 runs in the past 10 innings. Pakistan needs its captain to be in good form. There is a major threat to his role in the side we all know that.
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Sharjeel Khan, you cannot trust. He plays good shots. He is a dangerous player. But he is more like Afridi. He bats well in one game and then fails in the next few he is not consistent. Today he was batting well but then at 24 he played a rash shot while trying to hit the ball over the fence.
Pakistan needs consistency in their batting. This is the reason that they cannot make a total over 300. Nowadays you have to make 300 in order to win a game in fact fight to win it. Teams don’t even take pressure if the score is 300 these days.
Shoaib Malik is on fire here. He has hit three consecutive sixes here to Benn. The third one has landed outside the stadium. Malik is on a roll here. He has hit 6 sixes so far and by the looks of it he will not stop from hitting some more.