Pak needs imagination, proper game plan to progress in T20 WC: Sohail

Former Pakistan skipper Aamir Sohail is disappointed at his team’s crushing defeat against England in the Super Eight game of the ongoing ICC World T20 Championship, and has blamed lack of proper planning for the six wicket loss.

Sohail said Pakistan failed to implement a proper game plan during the match, adding that captain Shahid Afridi lacked vision besides struggling with his own form.

“What we have witnessed so far is a lack of comprehensive planning as per the conditions. Pakistan team badly lacks imagination,” he said.

Sohail also questioned the team’s selection procedure, saying he was baffled as to why pacer Mohammed Sami was dropped from the squad for match against England.

“When the track was useful for a fast bowler like Mohammad Sami, he was dropped. When the wicket was turning we didn’t use spinners properly,” The Dawn quoted Sohail, as saying.

He stressed that the team management along with the captain should work out comprehensive strategies for the remaining matches of the tournament.

“While the Kiwis’ batting is very formidable, their bowling is not that tough. On the other hand South Africa’s bowling is very strong but they are slightly behind in batting department. So we have to make tactics for that,” Sohail said.

He, however, said that Pakistan could still reach the semi-final provided that it plays according to a plan and players apply themselves in the upcoming matches against New Zealand and South Africa.

“We must use our resources properly and have a solid game plan in coming matches to reach the semi-finals. Right combination by Pakistan as per the territory is very vital to reach the semis in this brand of cricket,” he said. (ANI)

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