Former leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to take a leaf out of Indian cricket and begin constructing bench power. Kaneria reckons that Pakistan are too involved concerning the current and are usually not seeking to the long run.
Pakistan will tackle arch-rivals India on August 28 in Dubai within the marquee conflict of Asia Cup 2022. The final time the 2 groups met on the similar venue, throughout the 2021 T20 World Cup, Babar Azam’s facet hammered the Males in Blue by 10 wickets.
Previewing the Indo-Pak Asia Cup 2022 conflict, Kaneria lamented Pakistan’s lack of preparation. Talking on his YouTube channel, he commented:
“Pakistan have performed only a few T20Is since final 12 months’s World Cup. They’ve performed seven and gained six. They performed one massive T20 sport towards Australia and misplaced that as nicely.
“Compared, India have performed 24 matches, successful 20 (19 to be exact). India’s ratio is way larger they usually have principally performed their B and C groups. As Rohit Sharma stated, India are making a bench power.”
Evaluating India’s planning with that of Pakistan, the previous cricketer identified:
“India are trying on the future. Sadly, Pakistan are usually not pondering on comparable traces. There isn’t a emphasis on making a bench power. They should change their mentality and present some braveness. On the Netherlands tour, they might have given younger gamers some probabilities.”
Pakistan will play three ODIs within the Netherlands from August 16 to 21. The selectors have named a full-strength squad for the sequence.
“Babar and Rizwan make an influence” – Danish Kaneria hoping for Pakistan openers to come back good
Talking about Pakistan’s key batters for the Asia Cup 2022 conflict towards India, Kaneria admitted that so much will rely on skipper Babar and keeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan.
Sharing his views on the opening mixture, he stated:
“Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are a extremely profitable opening pair they usually make an influence. Left-handed batter Fakhar Zaman will are available in at No. 3 in my taking part in XI. There may be inconsistency in his batting, however nonetheless he’s good at 3.”
Babar has registered scores of 79 and 66 in his final two T20I knocks. Rizwan has additionally finished nicely, scoring half-centuries in two of his final 4 T20I matches.