Regardless of the format the green shirts have always been unpredictable. So, here is a look at 3 reasons Why Pakistan’s cricket team fails to deliver consistently at the international level.
1. Require Time to Acclimatize
Pakistani cricketers have historically proven themselves to be slow starters particularly, during major events. This mainly happens because they require time to acclimatize to different conditions. This factor then has made way for fairy tale endings like the one during the 1992 ICC world cup on one hand and for disasters like the 2003 ICC world cup on the other.
2. Physical Fitness and Complacency
It is only recently that Pakistan’s think tank has started developing fitness benchmarks. Over the previous decades however, there was no appropriate mechanism to determine how fit players were in a given squad and hence, it was a common sight to see Pakistani boys losing intensity as their fitness levels got challenged in the middle of a tour.
Moreover, even from a psychological perspective the men in green have this tendency of going complacent after a few good games or even sessions owing to which on more than one occasion they have failed to seize the initiative after doing well initially.
No matter which conditions they play in, Pakistan’s batting has always been the weak area. Perhaps, then inconsistent batting performance is the number one reason why green shirts have never been unable to perform on a consistent basis at the international level.