India and Pakistan will lock horns on Sunday for the second time in a week as they kick off their super 4 campaign.

The Men in Blue are high on confidence after defeating Pakistan by five wickets in a nail-biting thriller played on the 27th of August.

Babar Azam’s men regrouped themselves and displayed a stellar show against Hong Kong.

However, former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq and Sikander Bakht expressed their concerns over the untested middle-order.

Notably, Pakistani batters other than Mohammad Rizwan failed to make an impact against India, particularly the middle-order batsmen. Further, against Hong Kong, they remained untested.

Sikander Bakht expressed his disappointment and demanded new players in the team.

“You have to bring in new players to the team. I am not saying replace 4-5 players, but try with at least one.”

Bakht, known for his ‘say as it is attitude ‘, slammed PCB president Ramiz Raza for his remarks that, unlike India, they cannot make six teams.

“I was shocked to see such loose comments coming from PCB president. What was he even trying to say there?”

Former skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq was asked the same, and he also expressed disappointment over the lack of bench strength.

He said, “There are players who can fill Shaheen’s place, but in middle-order, there is a big void. Ramiz Raza should look into it, and Babar will act on it.”

He concluded by slamming the selection committee for ignoring people’s suggestions.

“Aaqib, Siku bhai, and other big personalities said that Shan should play at number 4. If it’s not happening, it’s not right.”

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