India ex cricketer Sunil Doshi says Babar Azam lose toss to win. “If he (Babar Azam) wins the toss then he would be in two minds”. The crucial Thursday’s encounter between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was regarded as a virtual semi final. However, Sri Lanka would play India in the final on Sept 17. Also, Sunil Doshi means Pakistan is still a dangerous side to make a comeback. Sri Lanka haven’t won a single ODI match against Pakistan since not so recent past except on Sept 14. Lankans were so much disappointed after losing to India after coming too close. They lost the match by just 41 runs. India was bowled out for a paltry 213.
The tricks diisplayed by Sri Lanka against India were too high, but India did not panic in the end. The last wicket partnership between Axar Patel and Mohammed Siraj was crucial to take India to a not so respectable total. But a fighting score, which was gone away almost by two excellent performances from Dunith Wellalage and Dhananjaya De Silva.
After the Asian tournament, the ODI World Cup is coming up, which starts from Oct 5. Sunil Doshi says Babar Azam is his favorite, and if Babar Azam lose toss, then it would be good to see Pakistan reach the final or crack World Cup. The 2023 World Cup is round the corner, and Pakistan have equal chances of winning besides India, Australia or England. However, a depleted Pakistan would play the 2023 World Cup, having some injury concerns to their top players. One man to stand up is none other than Babar Azam. He can and he would.
What Makes Babar Azam Lose Toss
India then stormed in to the final, the first from the super 4 to reach a new height. However, Babar Azam lose toss to win games for Pakistan is a shocking statement, which sounds not good for the Pakistani captain. He’s on a new low after scoring classic 151 against Nepal. He did his best. But he’s not the very best. His field placing was pathetic.
When Zaman Khan was bowling the final over, had Babar put a third man or when Sri Lanka needed 2 runs off 1 ball, had he put close in fielders, the things would be so different. However, if in any case Babar Azam loses toss, he would know how his game plans would change. He would be cautious and play safe according to the situation and by reading how the pitch behaves. The statement by Sunil Doshi have to be admired. He liked an Asia Cup final in which India plays Pakistan. The final would be so much exciting.
Moreover, the virtual semi final between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was also highly rated ODI match. A day-night game and the ball was easily coming on to the bat in the second half. However, Pakistan did a great fightback.
Amazing encounter and know also that Pakistan is still at the third position in the ICC rankings. Australia tops while India and Pakistan are the next two teams. If India wins Asia Cup and the ODI series against Australia then a number 1 slot for India is assured in the ICC ODI rankings, right before the World Cup. However, ICC rankings these days, changing from time to time. No one maintaining the top position. But Babar Azam is still the number 1 ODI batter. He’s on top since a very longtime.