Pakistan has one of the most unstable teams in the World Cup. It has dropped and alleviated the hopes of its fans in their World Cup campaign and that has made it have a topsy-turvy curve in the mega event. The Pakistani squad has lost three games and are currently placed in the seventh place in the points table and after getting defeated by the Indian team at Old Trafford in Manchester on June 16. However, they won the last game against South Africa at the Lord’s on Sunday and kept the hopes of staying in the semi-finals knock out match alive.
Pakistan won the match against South Africa by 49 runs and with this the Proteas team are finally out of the semi-finals knock in the World Cup, a very big disappointment for Faf du Plessis and his squad. Talking about the same, the former Pakistani cricketer, Misbah-ul-Haq has named two players who shouldn’t have been a part of the World Cup campaign and the Pakistan management made a wrong decision while picking them.
I’m really surprised that they picked Hasnain in the 15 if they were not confident to play him
The first player according to him is the 19-year old Mohammad Hasnain who came up with impressive stints against the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League. He picked up five wickets in the ODI format at an average of 60.50 but he hasn’t still made his World Cup debut. Misbah said that he is surprised that the team management picked him up if they weren’t confident of him being a part of the playing eleven. “I’m really surprised that they picked Hasnain in the 15 if they were not confident to play him. Even they have not played him against England, so I don’t know why he’s there,” said Misbah.
Shaheen was struggling even in the last series
The other player according to him is Shaheen Shah Afridi who was also a part of the PSL and took three wickets but gave runs with an economy of 6.88. “Shaheen was struggling even in the last series. He was not putting the ball in the right areas. Against Australia, where the conditions were very good, he (Afridi) was the one who actually gave a start to Australia – he was short, he was full at times, he did not hit that length,” said Misbah.