Cricket pundits are usually of the view that West Indies cannot play spin bowling well, the theory was proved right by Imran Tahir, the leg spinner of Pakistani origin who plays from South Africa took five crucial wickets against the West Indies paving the way for massive win for South Africa.
It seems that the team management of Pakistan cricket team is not in the mood to exploit the weaknesses of other teams, leg spinner Yasir Shah was not picked in the playing eleven in the match against West Indies which proved very costly. Although our bowling performance is below average but miserable batting performance is letting us down. Selection of right combination of final eleven has great value to win the match; our team management needs to understand this point. Now our team is standing right on the edge, one more such mistake and our World Cup journey will be over.
Pakistan who has lost two matches are rooted to the bottom of pool B. Pakistan will play four more matches and by winning all of them, can easily qualify for the quarter finals. Our next match is against the in-form Zimbabwe on Sunday, our players have the potential to beat them. A win would boost the confidence of the team to take on to the next match against UAE. Usually the best of Pakistan team comes out when they are in a situation of do or die. After UAE, Pakistan take on South Africa, the Proteas are in great form and high on confidence after beating West Indies by a world-record margin of 257 runs. However it is Pakistan’s final pool game that may eventually decide their fate. The match against Ireland could possibly turn out as a pre-quarter final match with the winner going through. Pakistan will need to be at their best to beat the Irish, the team that beat them in the disastrous 2007 World Cup.