Shoaib Mohammad

Shoaib Mohammad

A former opening batsman for the Pakistan cricket team.

Pakistan’s brittle batting exposed

Yesterday’s clash against Canada uncovered a bitter fact about the Pakistan team – a fact that was made foggy after successive wins in the World Cup – which will yield valuable repercussions. The question of Pakistan’s batting vulnerability always exists, exposing the team’s inability to trust its own top-order under pressure. Panic was their nemesis. For a team, who was recently added into the list of favourites to win the World Cup, to perform abysmally against minnows is an indication of a contradictory mix of complacency and lack of self-belief. Complacency was apparent as our openers failed to perform again, playing ...

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