First #PakvsNZ T20: Here Is What’s Wrong With The Playing XI

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First #PakvsNZ T20 is scheduled to be played in Auckland today. Shaheen Afridi led dug out has already announced their playing XI and so, here is a look at what’s wrong with it and why.

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First #PakvsNZ T20: A Look At Pakistan’s Playing XI

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The announced playing XI comprises of the following players.

Shaheen Shah Afridi (captain), Mohd. Rizwan (vice-captain, wicket-keeper), Aamir Jamal, Abbas Afridi (debutant), Azam Khan (wicket-keeper), Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Saim Ayub, and Usama Mir (debutant).

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Here Is What’s Wrong

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For a start Pakistan have introduced too many changes too quickly and that too during a world cup year which obviously is a bad idea. Dropping Mohd. Nawaz and Mohd. Wasim (who was in brilliant form during the ICC ODI world cup) is certainly mind-boggling. Also Pakistan has had an issue at the death for a while now and so, not playing Zaman Khan who is considered a specialist in bowling the last few overs is also strange.

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Usama Mir on the other hand has not really impressed ever since making his international debut. Therefore, it would have been better to either play Mohd. Nawaz or select all-rounder Salman Ali Agha in the squad.

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Nevertheless, we still hope that Pakistan plays to its true potential today and that it enough to see them cross the finish line.