Mohammad Amir opines on Pakistan’s loss to England
By SMCS - Nov 14, 2022 2:17 pm
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Former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir said that reaching the T20 World Cup final was an achievement for Pakistan, as the team didn’t deserve to be there at first. Amir also said that he knew the Pakistan batters would struggle once they shift from Sydney. Notably, Pakistan’s batting line-up struggled to put on a match-winning total against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday as they managed only 137. Their bowlers tried but England won by five wickets as well.

Pakistan team reached the final

Speaking to 24 News, Amir said “The fact that we played in the final is a big thing. We didn’t deserve to play in the final. The whole world knows how we advanced to the final. Allah helped us reach there. You will get to know the results if you look at the performance of our batters. Once we got out of Sydney, it was given that this would happen. I told you earlier that if the pitch at MCG is the same as it was in the first match, Pakistan will struggle, and we did. After winning the toss, we got off to a good start, and we knew how the conditions were.”

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However, Pakistan had a topsy-turvy World Cup campaign, which started with two defeats against India and Zimbabwe. Later, they beat the Netherlands and South Africa convincingly but still had to face a tough road to the semifinals. With the Dutch upsetting South Africa, Pakistan beat Bangladesh to reach the knockouts, where they defeat New Zealand in the last four.

Pakistan New Zealand
Pakistan vs New Zealand

Mohammad Amir also slammed Mohammad Haris for trying to hit Adil Rashid over the top early in his innings. But Amir bowler added that new batters struggle to adapt to the track. Amir also praised Ben Stokes for a match-winning inning.

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“We talked about Haris and his intent. But along with intent, you also need to have sense. On the first ball, he faced off Adil Rashid, he tried to come down the track. On these pitches, you can’t leave it to someone else. The new batter will struggle. Ben Stokes showed that experience and game awareness,” Mohammad Amir concluded.