It’s almost time for the World Cup, and it feels like the entire world is gearing up for the biggest cricket showdown, ready to share in the excitement and joy of the beautiful game.
Shadab Khan serious concern for Pakistan team:
The World Cup is about to start but Pakistan team vice-captain Shadab Khan’s recent performances have raised serious concerns for the Pakistan team.
The vice captain holds the position of the main spinner in the team but he hasn’t performed in the Asia Cup.
Shadab’s last good performance:
Before the Asia Cup, he performed in the 1st ODI against Afghanistan and it was his last good performance.
The deputy of Babar overall stats in the ODI format are good but the main concern is why he is not very consistent. Such as he last performed against Afghanistan after which he got flopped in the next 7 matches.
Now here the main concern is he is an all-rounder. If he can’t do good with the bowl he has to perform exceptionally with the bat but here he is not performing whether it is batting or bowling.
Shadab khan stats in last 10 matches:
- Shadab Khan managed to score only 127 runs in last 10 innings including the 48 against Afghanistan.
- With the ball he took 13 wickets in last 10 matches but his economy was about 7.5. These performances raises alarms for Pakistan team management.
Leg spinner role in the team:
The leg spinner comes in that phase of game where team need wickets and team is trying to reduce the opponent’s total.
Shadab has completely disappointed everyone with these performances.
In the world cup squad, Pakistan team have another leg spinner Usama Mir. Usama Mir was rested in whole Asia cup even when Shadab was not performing well.
Therefore, now everyone has eyes on Shadab Khan that how much he can influence the World cup. If Shadab fails to deliver, then team management and captain should take tough decisions and should move towards Usama Mir.
Usama Mir role:
Even in pitches like Chennai Usama Mir can be more effective then Shadab Khan so Pakistan team should give confidence to Usama Mir by giving him some matches also in the world cup.