Danish Kaneria has slammed Pakistan’s middle-order batters over their disappointing efficiency within the ongoing T20I tri-series in New Zealand. Taunting the batters, he mentioned that other than a couple of gamers, all of the others appear to have gone to New Zealand to have some enjoyable.
With Bangladesh being knocked out, Pakistan will tackle the Kiwis within the last of the tri-series on the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Friday (October 14). Babar Azam’s males defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets in match quantity six on Thursday. Nonetheless, they wanted 19.5 overs to chase 174, regardless of having wickets in hand.
Babar and Mohammad Rizwan scored half-centuries to information Pakistan’s chase. Talking forward of the ultimate, although, Kaneria raised questions over the staff’s fragile middle-order. Lashing out on the non-performing batters, he commented:
“Aside from Babar, Rizwan, Shadab (Khan) and (Mohammad) Nawaz, why have the others gone to New Zealand? I do know New Zealand is an exquisite nation; Christchurch is a very nice place. Have the opposite gamers gone there simply to get pleasure from themselves?Advertisement
“Immediately (Thursday), Shan (Masood) was demoted and Haider Ali was despatched up the order. What feat did he (Ali) accomplish?,” he added.
Despatched into bat at No.3, Ali did not seize his alternative and was bowled by Hasan Mahmud for a second-ball duck. Mohammad Nawaz then got here in and smashed an unbeaten 45 off 20 balls, hitting 5 fours and a six, to make sure victory for Pakistan.
“All of them are taking part in completely garbage cricket” – Danish Kaneria on Pakistan’s middle-order batters
Coming down laborious on the likes of Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil and Masood, Kaneria described their fashion of batting as “outdated” and “completely garbage”.
Persevering with his assault on Pakistan’s batting outfit, he alleged that some gamers solely need to butter up the coaches to safe their locations. The previous leg-spinner mentioned:
“Be it Haider, Iftikhar, Khushdil or Shan, everyone seems to be taking part in an outdated fashion of cricket. All of them are taking part in completely garbage cricket. If Babar, Rizwan and Nawaz rating, Pakistan win. Immediately additionally, there was a 100 partnership between the openers and Nawaz additionally scored runs.
“For others, it simply appears to be about being within the good books of the coaches. In the case of efficiency, it’s zero,” he concluded.
Babar and Rizwan are Pakistan’s main run-getters within the tri-series with 177 and 167 runs respectively from 4 innings. Masood has 45 runs from three innings, whereas Iftikhar has 40 from two.