First 2 #PAKvsIRE T20s: 3 Things We Were Able To Learn

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With the first two #PAKvsIRE T20s behind us, it’s time to reflect on some key takeaways from the series so far. As anticipation builds for the series decider scheduled for tomorrow, the current scoreline stands at a tense 1-1 deadlock.

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Pakistan’s Bowling Is Overhyped

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Pakistan’s bowlers have conceded plenty of runs throughout the series so far against a lowly rated Irish side. Earlier they had also leaked runs against a second-string Kiwi side at home which goes onto show that nearly all bowlers in the playing XI are either not fully fit or out of form. Therefore, at least for now, it’s just fair to say that the bowling attack is overhyped and extremely vulnerable.

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Azam Khan Has A Long Road Ahead Of Him

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Azam Khan’s explosive innings, highlighted by a match-winning 30 off just 10 balls, has captured the attention and admiration of cricket enthusiasts nationwide. However, his struggle to convert singles into twos during his cameo raises concerns about his fitness and adaptability in high-pressure situations. While his potential is undeniable, consistent performances will be imperative for him to secure a lasting spot in the playing XI.

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First 2 #PAKvsIRE T20s: Babar’s Captaincy Exposed Again

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Despite years of experience, Babar still makes strange mistakes while leading the side. For example, ground in Dublin is known to provide assistance t spinners. Still, Babar decided to field four pacers instead of an additional spinner even though Abrar Ahmed is available in the squad. Similarly, Imad Wasim did well to stem the flow of runs yesterday. Nevertheless, for reasons best known to the Pakistani captain, he wasn’t allowed to complete his full quota of four overs!