Pakistan beat Australia yesterday in the final of the T20 tri-series in Zimbabwe. Here is a look at 3 reasons why Pakistan’s tri-series final victory is significant for the men in green.
1. Victory while Chasing Down a Huge Total
It is no secret that Pakistan choke while chasing down totals. The fact was evident even during the final when Pakistan lost its first 2 wickets in the first over for 2 runs only.
Nevertheless, the men in green bounced back from the setback and challenged the narrative in a manner that should go a long way in giving them invaluable confidence for the tours ahead.
2. Beating Australia
Australians during the last two decades or so have had this psychological hold over the green shirts particularly, during knock out games. The victory then is significant as it now allows the Pakistani boys to believe in themselves – something that can be of a lot of benefit during the world cup next year.
3. Consolidating the Number 1 Position
The series win has allowed Pakistan to consolidate their number 1 position in the ICC rankings. Another couple of T20 series victories would definitely help Pakistan in staying on the top for much longer than what was initially expected from them.