The recently completed one-day international (ODI) series between Pakistan and New Zealand at home resulted in a humiliating loss for the hosts, who were defeated by the guests by a score of 2-1.
Earlier on, the squad captained by Babar Azam was swept to a 3-0 defeat by England in the Test series.
There have been a lot of concerns voiced about Pakistan’s wickets because several cricket analysts have said that they are not pacer-friendly.
The Pakistani fast bowlers Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf were unable to make an impact with the ball, and as a result, the opposition’s fast bowlers Ollie Robinson, Tim Southee, and James Anderson consistently had the upper hand against the home team.
Wasim Akram, a great of Pakistani cricket, has remarked that the players should start concentrating on longer formats in order to enhance their performance. He has placed the responsibility on Twenty20 Internationals and on cricket played within Pakistan.
“If you can make more money by playing only four overs, then the choice between these two options will be clear cut. It would be beneficial for Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, and Wasim Jr. to participate in first-class cricket.
Aside from the PSL, they are required to compete in one to two leagues each year, in addition to long-format matches. Pay attention; if we had more time, we would have competed in contests that lasted four days “Akram told Cricket Pakistan.
Wasim Akram has shown his support for Pakistan captain Babar Azam, claiming that the 28-year-old will emerge as the “best captain” in the years to come. This comes at a time when Babar Azam has been subjected to harsh criticism for his lacklustre leadership in the most recent bilaterals.
“At this tough period, a firm hand of support was placed on Babar Azam’s shoulder; the criticism levelled against Babar Azam’s captaincy is currently high.
Stop making fun of yourself; if Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, or Mike Brierley are sitting next to you, then you would realise that Babar Azam has a chance in two or three years’ time. We don’t need any enemy; we are self-sufficient. Stop making fun of yourself. He is going to show himself to be the most capable captain, “said Wasim.