Pakistan already played Usama Mir, and Shadab Khan together among no other youngsters. The experienced Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan played some good knock in the second ODI, in Sri Lanka. As the big moments to approach winning or losing final ODI won’t matter much for Pakistan as the ODI series wrapped up. What matters, is the test of young blood in ODI 3, for the Asia Cup and the World Cup. However, some other report says, Pakistan won’t experiment like how India did and lost to West Indies. So far, and already Pakistan playing cautiously, and just couple of changes likely in their playing 11. A good new look to whitewash Afghanistan, also in the mind.
Pakistan is not ready to showcase the talent of its young cricketers as they’ve to face a strong Afghanistan team in Sri Lanka.
The report continues to add that among the promising players expected to make their mark, are Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Nawaz, and Saud Shakeel.
Another report says, just couple of players will be part of Pakistan’s team for a playing 11 changes, in the next ODI (3) on August 26.
The ODI (1) #PAKvAFG played on Aug 22 and then on Aug 24, Pakistan fought hard till the very end in both matches to go 2-0 up. All eyes on Pakistan playing 11 for the ODI (3) on Aug 26, a whitewash or 2-1. The ODI series in Sri Lanka is the home series for Afghanistan as hosts. Further, another report adds up although there was FREE entry for the cricket fans, the venues were almost empty.
Looks like Pakistan would FEEL the heat against a formidable Afghanistan team in at least the last encounter. Pakistan’s experienced captain, Babar Azam leading the young team, with determination and skills. This match holds importance for Pakistan in ways as crucial opportunity to test the potential of these young players before the upcoming Asia Cup and World Cup tournaments.
Winning or losing in the last game on Aug 26, may not hold much weight in the scheme of things, the true value lies somewhere. However, the progress of these couple of young talents, would not be known by just one game. The Pakistan coach Micky Arthur is in Sri Lanka and is desperate to recognize the need to groom and identify top players.
Pakistan playing NO same team
That was the recent past in which, India’s approach was to experiment with their lineup and subsequently suffered humiliating defeat against the West Indies, Pakistan won’t be doing similarly. The team management understands the importance of striking a balance between giving opportunities to new players and maintaining a competitive edge.
The fitness level and work load adaptation matters a lot here in Sri Lanka because already top Pakistani players had played leagues, recently. Thus, they will likely to rely on their few experienced bowlers again led by Babar Azam.
Pressure will be on Pakistan’s top players to prove themselves and demonstrate their potential on this stage. They will face some challenge at least in the last ODI, coming up on Aug 26, Saturday. A formidable Afghan team, known for their aggressive style of play just in their bowling department. This clash will provide some additional cricket, as both sides aim to gain momentum heading into the Asia Cup.
Fans and experts alike will be watching to see how Pakistan playing 11 changes to a new team, would perform. All youngsters will have the chance to showcase their skills, temperament, and ability to handle high-stake situations. Ultimately, while victory in this match may not be the primary focus, it holds immense significance for Pakistan’s cricketing future.
The team management hopes that these young players will rise to the occasion, proving themselves worthy of representing the country in major tournaments like the Asia Cup and the World Cup.
The match against Afghanistan will serve as a stepping stone for these talented individuals, allowing them to gain valuable experience and further hone their skills. This Pakistan side still would not lose anything, the Afghanistan team also gained a lot. A close ODI series just a bit in favor of Pakistan. Currently, Pakistan considered as one of the favorites for the upcoming ODI World Cup, and with the title “the top pace attack of Pakistan” since 1992.