#AUSvsWI & #IndvsEng: Here Is What Pakistan Must Learn

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#AUSvsWI & the #IndvsEng Test matches ended yesterday with the West Indies beating Australia by 8 and the touring English side beating the Indians by 28 runs. Hence, here is a look at what Pakistan can learn from the two visiting teams who entered their contests as underdogs.

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#AUSvsWI & #IndvsEng:  Even One Big Performance Can Make The Difference

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took 7 seven wickets in the second innings of the Brisbane Test while scored 196 runs during the third innings of the Hyderabad Test. Those individual performances were enough to allow their teams a historic victory. Pakistani dressing room can learn from both of them and understand that every single player who is part of the playing XI can make a huge difference with an exceptional contribution. While Babar, Shaheen and Rizwan have performed consistently; it’s been a while since a Pakistani cricketer, especially in Test cricket has produced the kind of match winning performance that proves to be the difference between the two sides.

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Playing Aggressive Cricket

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Pakistani skippers keep saying that they will play aggressive cricket but their decisions suggest otherwise. Pakistan has had a horrid 24 months or so in the game’s longest format while playing defensive cricket. Thus, it just makes sense for the national side to let go of the fear of losing and instead play in accordance with the modern day requirements.

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Sarfraz Ahmed attempts to take a catch, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, 1st day, Abu Dhabi, 28 September, 2017 Photo Courtesy: ESPN Cricinfo ©Tom Dulat/Stringer, #AusvsWI #IndvsEng
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Both England and West Indies fielded well and took catches when they came their way. Therefore, it is imperative for the green shirts to also understand that they can’t win if they keep flooring their chances because international batters rarely give a second opportunity to the oppositions.