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Misbah-ul-Haq Criticizes Pakistan’s Batting Strategy in T20 World Cup Loss to India

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Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has voiced his disappointment with the Pakistan team management following their narrow defeat to India in the T20 World Cup match. Despite a commendable bowling effort that restricted India to a modest total of 119 runs, Pakistan’s batting lineup faltered, casting doubt on their chances of advancement in the tournament.

Misbah-ul-Haq Criticizes Pakistan's Batting Strategy in T20 World Cup Loss to India

Misbah highlighted key flaws in Pakistan’s approach during the run chase, particularly the inadequate utilization of middle-order batsman Iftikhar Ahmed. Expressing his concerns, Misbah questioned the decision to send all-rounders ahead of Iftikhar on a challenging pitch in New York, emphasizing the importance of situational assessment in such conditions where power hitting is less effective.

Further elaborating on the batting order decisions, Misbah criticized Pakistan’s failure to learn from India’s innings, where their power hitters struggled to score. He emphasized the need to strategize differently, especially in the latter stages of the match, to optimize the batting lineup and maximize run-scoring opportunities.

Misbah’s critique sheds light on Pakistan’s tactical shortcomings and raises questions about their approach to crucial matches in the T20 World Cup. As the tournament progresses, Pakistan will need to address these issues to enhance their prospects of success on the global stage.