Islamabad(TNS): Defeated by the US, the game of “if and but” begins with the Pakistan cricket team




How is it possible for the World Cup of Cricket not to be upset against Pakistan and if not with the Pakistan cricket team, it is not possible. If and but the game has begun.
In ICCT 20 World Cup Group ‘A’ match, Pakistan team failed to show its standard game against USA, alas, national team does not deserve to play Super 8 stage.
Although the Pakistani team faces more or less the same situation in every international competition, it was not expected that in an event where the Pakistani team has a group of relatively weak teams apart from India, there Pakistan will have to face such a critical situation after the first match.
It is not the first time that this has happened to the Pakistani team that we have faced such an if-but situation in the World Cup.
Earlier, in the 2019 and 2023 World Cups, the Pakistani team had to face the same problem and the national team failed to reach the next stage on both the occasions.
Pakistan also has a long history of being defeated by new teams in the World Cup competitions where the national team lost to Bangladesh in the 1999 World Cup, Ireland in the 2007 World Cup and this time Pakistan continued its unwanted tradition by losing to the USA.

In the T20 World Cup yesterday in the match played in Dalles, the United States suffered an upset defeat against Pakistan in the Super Over after an interesting match, and after the defeat in the first match, there is also a question mark on the access of the Pakistani team to the next stage. It has started.
In the World Cup, Pakistan’s next match is against the favorite Indian team of the co-tournament on June 9. Looking at the current form of the Pakistani team and the Indian team, Pakistan’s next match is a dream of victory. If the Pakistani team is successful in the next match, then its chances of reaching the next stage will be bright, but after the defeat against India, there will be a risk of the Pakistani team being eliminated from the first round because then Pakistan will have to face America and Teams like Ireland will have to depend on the results of their matches. Looking at the current form of India, their access to the next stage seems certain. In this case, Pakistan will compete with the teams of America and Ireland for the second position in the group and access to the Super Eight stage. Looking at the possible situation after the India-Pakistan match, there is a strong possibility that the matter will go to the run rate, but at the same time, Pakistan will also have to pray for the defeat of the American team by Ireland. After India, Pakistan’s next match will be against Canada and in this match Pakistan will have to try to win by a big margin and after that they will have to beat Ireland by a big margin.
If the Pakistani team wins two matches and the Irish team also defeats the USA and after the possible victory of Pakistan, USA and Ireland against Canada, at the end of the round matches, the three teams will have won two matches and so on. In this case, only the team with better run rate will be able to advance. This is not the first time that the national team has been defeated in such a situation in the T20 World Cup or an upset defeat by a weak team, but in the last World Cup played in 2022, Zimbabwe was defeated by the Pakistani team, but after that the Pakistani team made a spectacular comeback to reach the final of the event where he was defeated by England to become champions.
In the Group ‘A’ match of the ICCT 20 World Cup, the novice USA defeated Pakistan by 5 runs in the Super Over. Pakistan scored 159 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted 20 overs, in response, the American team also scored the same number of runs for the loss of 3 wickets, thus the match was decided in the Super Over. Mohammad Amir bowled a super over on behalf of Pakistan which proved to be costly and USA scored 18 runs and gave Pakistan a target of 19 runs. . In this match, captain Babar Azam scored 44 runs off 43 balls, Shadab Khan scored 40 runs off 25 balls and Shaheen Afridi scored 23 runs off 16 balls. The Pakistani fans expressed their grief over the defeat of the experienced team by the novice team and criticized the captain Babar Azam, Azam Khan and other players. Former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said in a video on X that ‘We repeated the history of losing to Bangladesh in the 1999 World Cup.
Pakistan’s super over bowled by Muhammad Amir which proved to be costly Shaheen Afridi Naseem Shah Muhammad Amir Haris Rauf’s fast bowling was completely exposed.Before the defeat against the United States, the defeats against England and Ireland had shown signs, but everyone was hopeful that the Pakistani team would have learned a lesson. Defeated what was considered the favorite in the race to become the champion. The team for which the chairman of the cricket board was making big claims, the same team was beaten on all four shoulders in its very first match. Before a mega event like the World Cup, the team was selling autographs for $25 and meetups for $100. In other words, the entire team was focused on earning money, which is like a toy with the game. Senior Manager Wahab Riaz appeared forward in this whole matter. It is not known who has the share and where the profit will go, but the national cricket team has disappointed the entire nation by losing to the 18th ranked team. As much as this defeat is being mocked in the neighboring country, perhaps the government is not aware of it. As much as Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed and Azam Khan contributed to the defeat, Babar Azam is also responsible for this defeat. The match got out of hand because of the captaincy as it was very foolish not to take long off when a bowler bowled mostly full pitches. The cowardice and insult that trapped the Pakistan team in the Dales has ended the hopes of the Pakistan team for the next matches. Pakistani cricket fans will not be able to forget this defeat for years. The next destination of the Pakistan team is New York where the Indian team is waiting for us. All the matches played on the New York pitch, the teams expressed their dissatisfaction with the pitch of the New York ground. But there is so much criticism that ICC had to issue its explanatory statement. England’s Michael Vaughan called it the biggest joke in history, on the other hand serious experts like Nasir Hussain and Michael Atherton are also calling such a pitch excessive. South Africa, who played the first match on this pitch, its captain called it cricket suicide. Indian captain Rohit Sharma, who is famous for his witticisms, called it ‘playing on water’. The first match on the pitch took place between Sri Lanka and South Africa, so it seemed as if the pitch had tied the hands of the batsmen. Short scores from both showed disdain for the pitch. When the second match took place between India and Ireland, there was a double piece in the pitch due to which the ball was not coming on the bat. The most important problem of the pitch is that its soil does not adhere to the soil of the ground, due to which the soil has formed piles and voids in some places. A good pitch is rolled for at least two years when it bounces evenly. The ICC claims that the 34,000-capacity Nassau Ground is a state-of-the-art stadium and its entire cost will be covered by revenue from just one match. When the teams of Pakistan and India face each other on the morning of June 9, the cost of building the ground will be covered by tickets and advertising boards. The price of a $200 ticket has reached $20,000 in the black market. ICC has always been careless in ticket sales, which has caused problems for the fans. The Indian team that played in the last World Cup and Test Championship finals was thrashed by Australia both times. Tawana looks strong but surprisingly none of the heroes of the IPL that ended a few days ago were included in the team by the Indian selectors. The team includes all the players who have performed marginally in the IPL. The selectors did not include leading wicket taker Harshal Patel and leading run-getter Ritu Raj Gaekwad in the team. Is. India has experimented with opening and Kohli is now playing as an opener. Although he was dismissed early against Ireland, he is in full form while Suryakumar Yadav and Dubey will be in the middle order. We keep seeing the aggressive batting of Surya Kumar, but if Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant also play well, then there may be problems for the Pakistan team. India, given the nature of the pitch in New York, may also field Siraj while Jasprit Bumrah and Arsdeep Singh will be the other fast bowlers. Arshad got fame by dismissing Babar Azam on the first ball in the last T20 World Cup. India is obviously looking stronger and more balanced, but we will see the true pattern on the day of the match where India’s real strength lies in its strength. There will be batting, this match is very important for Pakistan. Pakistan have slumped to the bottom of the group after a defeat and now have no room for error. If Pakistan beat India, they will be back in the group, otherwise Pakistan will have to pray for a win against Canada and Ireland, as well as a defeat for the US. USA, who have 4 points, another win will put them in the West Indies flight while Pakistan in Lahore. A match against India is always full of traditional heat and thorniness. Pakistan has beaten India only twice in ICC events so far but this time Pakistan was very hopeful but the loss to USA proved all the claims hollow.Pakistan’s strategy for this match is that if Pakistan win the toss, then bowl first and set a target. While Pakistan has decided that Babar and Rizwan will do the opening while Usman Khan will play one-down. Usman failed at Dales but batted better against England at the Oval. Fakhar Zaman will play at number four and Iftikhar Ahmed at number five. Shadab Khan, who looked in good form at the Dales, will play at number six while the most important decision for Pakistan will be the inclusion of Abrar Ahmed. In the previous matches, the double piece on the pitch of New York surprised everyone. This is an ideal pitch for Zaman Khan. However, the Pace Attack will feature Pakistan’s Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Amir and Haris Rauf. Amir can be effective as a double piece on the pitch. Saeem Ayub may be a part of the team in place of Azam Khan in New York due to the defeat against USA, but the problem is in which position he will bat. It is possible that Usman Khan will play down and Saeem Ayub will come down. Pakistan is facing problems due to the absence of Imad Wasim, if he is fit then Imad Wasim will be part of the team in place of Saeem. In the Pak-India match, all eyes will be on Fakhar Zaman and Rishabh Pant. Both have great ability to make a quick burst shot. If Fakhar Zaman’s luck is with him, the men could be fielding, while unfortunately his original batting position has been taken and he is now filling the gap in the middle order. After the defeat against USA, this group match has become decisive for Pakistan. The match against India is do and die for Pakistan
If the prediction is made by looking at both the teams, then the Indian team is looking strong but the Pakistan team is called Chhape Rustom which can turn the tide at any time. It will be decided on Sunday.