Pakistan’s game against a weak Leicestershire side ended in a draw. Here is a look at 3 talking points from Pakistan’s tour game against Leicestershire!
1. Bowling is Unbelievably Weak
Pakistan during their Test match in Dublin bundled out Ireland for a 130 in the first innings and forced them to follow-on. However, the Irish boys put them under massive pressure by scoring 339 in their second innings and hence, exposed Pakistan’s bowling line that for most part in a Test match definitely lacks bite and looks predictable.
The case was no different against a low ranked county side like Leicestershire where again the men in green struggled to find wickets. Quite frankly, Pakistan’s bowling in the longer version of the game seems to have gone very weak.
Still, with a few days to go before the first Test against England begins in Lords, let’s just hope Pakistan’s think tank is able to help the pacers sort out their issues.
2. Azhar Finally Hits Form But Sarfraz Still Looking for Runs
Azhar Ali ever since arriving in England has looked out of form. However, he was finally able to produce an innings of worth in the side game and we hope that he is able to carry the form forward to the Test series against the English boys.
Pakistan’s Captain Sarfraz Ahmed on the other hand is still looking for runs. Since Pakistan are looking to play five recognized batsmen only, the skipper’s form will for sure worry the support staff!
3. Fakhar and Salahuddin Present a Strong Case
Hasan Ali might replace Rahat Ali when Pakistan play England at Lords and perhaps that is the only change they will make from the playing eleven that played in Dublin.
Nevertheless, Fakhar Zaman and Usman Salahuddin by putting up decent scores in the warm up have certainly presented a strong case for their inclusion in case there is an injury.