Takeaways From Pakistan’s ODI Series Against Zimbabwe

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Pakistan’s ODI series against Zimbabwe concluded a day before yesterday with a 2-1 result and hence, here is a look at the takeaways from the rubber.

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End Result From Pakistan’s ODI Series Against Zimbabwe Adds Pressure On Misbah-ul-Haq

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The 2-1 end result against a lowly ranked ODI (One Day International) side is not acceptable without a shadow of doubt. Pakistan quite frankly, hasn’t done too well under Misbah and therefore, it is no surprise that the Head Coach is now under massive pressure to sustain his position.

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Too Many Players Failed To Deliver

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Mohd. Rizwan, Abid Ali, Haris Rauf, Faheem Ashraf (as usual) and Fakhar Zaman couldn’t quite make use of the opportunity that was given to them against a weak side. Iftikhar Ahmed on the other hand too did not perform in a single game with the bat and so, this has to be a worrying sign both for him and the team’s think-tank.

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Also worrying should be Haris Sohail’s fitness. The middle-order batsman did well in the only match that he played however, as has been the case through out his career; he couldn’t complete a series owing to similar issues once more.

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Still, more worrying then should be Pakistan’s fielding that was pretty ordinary to say the least through out the series.

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Mohd. Hasnain And Imam-ul-Haq Show Form

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Mohd. Hasnain and Imam-ul-Haq’s performance then provides a couple of positives out of the three match series. Both youngsters were able to make use of the given opportunity and we hope that they are able to carry their form to New Zealand i.e. where Pakistan play next.