Winning arrangement in the UAE against any semblance of Sri Lanka and Australia isn’t the most troublesome accomplishment to accomplish. For me, the greatest trial of a group’s skill is playing ceaselessly from home in intense conditions. Also, South African conditions are actually that. The hardest spot for Asian groups to play is for the most part England and South Africa. Amusingly, these were the two spots Pakistan visited in 2018 and unfortunately came back from both these arrangement without a triumph.
It is tiring clarifying why the arrangement was lost since we can follow comparable examples to past arrangement whereby the group begins solid yet then unexpectedly flounders. To me, this implies the present group does not have the psychological durability to fight out circumstances. We get so near triumph, however at key intersections of the game, we part with everything. As a rule, groups underwrite in these circumstances however our group flounders.
“Madness is doing likewise things over and anticipating various outcomes.”
This statement speaks to our cricketing method and I can’t help but concur. This is the reason I feel this whole Test group needs to reshuffle.
The main change I would make is dropping Asad Shafiq from the Test group. There is no denying that he scored runs in the subsequent Test yet when taking a gander at the bigger picture, those runs didn’t add a lot to the previously faltering game. When Pakistan was looked with a touch of weight, Shafiq lost his wicket. This is like his past Test exhibitions where he gives his best when the game is dull and there is no weight. On the off chance that a player doesn’t have the foggiest idea how to manage high weight circumstances, at that point he ought not be speaking to the nation on such a gigantic stage. He has been a piece of our Test group for just about nine years, yet just has a bunch of game dominating commitments. The time has come to proceed onward from Shafiq, we needn’t bother with ‘void’ Test runs.
Asad Shafiq of Pakistan responds in the wake of losing his wicket as Quinton de Kock of South Africa celebrates during day 3 of the second Castle Lager Test coordinate between South Africa and Pakistan at PPC Newlands on January 05, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Getty
Also, we have to settle on a firm choice about Azhar Ali; he either plays as a changeless opener or he is dropped. Azhar has been horrendous this whole arrangement and thinking about that he is an accomplished player who has recently played six Test innings in South Africa before this arrangement, this is a very lackluster showing from him. I am a monstrous Azhar fan yet he actually needs to step up. He bombed in the voyage through England and has flopped in this arrangement as well. I can discover in any event three players in Pakistan who can play like how he does in UAE, however these significant arrangement need extraordinary consideration from him. Perhaps the time has come to proceed onward from him as well?
Pakistan’s Azhar Ali ducks under a bob ball during the very first moment of the first cricket test coordinate between South Africa and Pakistan at SuperSport Park cricket arena on December 26, 2018 in Pretoria. Photograph: AFP
Besides, I would propose expelling Sarfraz Ahmed from Test captaincy. I feel his captaincy is influencing his batting and execution in each of the three organizations. In these desperate occasions, we need him to execute as a player. Fans have been calling for Sarfraz to be dropped for all time, yet that wouldn’t be savvy. He is valuable with the bat and expelling him from captaincy will free him as a batsman and he will ideally come back to his best frame.