Pakistan has lost the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka in the home ground. Since then, the team is being criticised for the performances. Many former cricketers have criticised the team’s performances and strategies. Former Pakistan cricketer Aamer Sohail also criticised the team’s preparation.
It was more humiliating for the hosts Pakistan because they lost the series against an inexperienced team. Pakistan is No.1 team in the ICC T20I ranking and losing a T20I series in the home ground has increased the criticism against the team.
Pakistan was playing in the home ground after many years and it was crucial for them to win the series. Questions were raised on the fitness of Pakistan players after the loss in the mega event.
These days we are concentrating more on fitness – Aamer Sohail
There was news that newly appointed head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has made changes in the diet of the players. More attention is being paid on the fitness of the players. Former cricketer Aamer Sohail opines that Pakistan is more focusing on fitness and it is looking that they are going to play WWE.
“In Pakistan cricket these days we are concentrating more on fitness and it appears that we are preparing our players less for cricket and more for the Olympics or WWE Wrestling,” Pakistani journalist Saj Sadiq quoted Sohail as saying.
Misbah-ul-Haq, who has been appointed as a chief selector and the head coach, is being criticised. The Sri Lanka series was the first assignment for the former cricketer. After their degrading performance in ICC World Cup 2019, Sarfaraz Ahmed was again given the chance to led the team. Misbah trusted Sarfaraz and handed over him the captaincy but Sarfaraz has once again failed to give strong reply.
The Sri Lanka team, which toured Pakistan, had no major players. The team was touring with almost inexperienced but talented players. The Islanders clean-swept the no. 1 team in the three-match T20I series.