Pakistan can still qualify for the ICC T20 World Cup semi-finals, but a lot will depend on the results of other teams. After losing to India and Zimbabwe, the Men in Green are on the brink of elimination from the tournament, where they were one of the favorites.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has slammed Babar Azam and other coaches for poor team selection. While Pakistan lost to India by 4 wickets, Zimbabwe thumped them by 1 run. Speaking to India Today, Gavaskar slammed Pakistan for not including Mohammad Wasim Jr. in the match against India.
In the second game against Zimbabwe, he took 4 wickets and scored 12 runs off 13 balls. Comparing him with India all-rounder Hardik Pandya, Gavaskar said that Pakistan should have included an all-rounder rather than two spinners against the Men in Blue.
“Their middle-order has a problem. Fakhar Zaman failed to get going. I feel their selection hasn’t been good. Mohammad Wasim should have been in the Playing XI as he can take wickets and score runs. Unke paas toh Hardik Pandya jaisa player hai, who can play lofty shots. And they didn’t play him against India. That is okay in Sydney, but at other venues, you need a player who can give you 3-4 overs and can score runs in the death overs,” he said.