After being outclassed by the Indian team in the team’s opening match in which the batting line-up faltered,Misbah-ul-Haq has conceded that despite the worrying performances of the Pakistani batsman, there are no signs of panic within the ranks.
Speaking ahead of the game against the West Indies, who themselves suffered an upset at the hands of Ireland in their first match, Misbah-ul-Haq stated that he knows the importance of this game in the context of qualification from Pool B and into the knockout stages, and realized that the batting line-up needs to perform better.
Misbah-ul-Haq, who scored a mature innings of 76 against India to save the team’s blushes, insisted that he believes that he should not have been the one responsible for holding the innings together.
In a match that was fuelled with a lot of aggression and emotion, the Pakistani batting line-up got off to a steady start against India, scoring 102-2 before losing 3 wickets for a single run, something the captain has taken serious note of. But he added that the team was not panicking when questioned whether there would be changes to the side to face the West Indies.
Misbah-ul-Haq has rallied his troops ahead of the game against West Indies, stating that the out-of-form batsmen know their strengths and hoped that they would come good in the next game. He also said that Muhammad Irfan, who was twice warned for stepping on the pitch against India, has been practicing to rectify his action for the next game.
Pakistan and West Indies play each other on Saturday, 21st February, at 03.00A M Pakistan Standard Time.
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