In their encounter with Afghanistan, Babar’s team fielded poorly, particularly at the boundary, and gave up a few overthrows. It was his players’ mindset that he held responsible.
Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, stated that his team needs to put in more effort in the fielding section of the game since they are on the verge of being eliminated from the World Cup following their shocking loss to Afghanistan. After winning the first two games of the competition, Pakistan suffered its third straight defeat on Monday, losing by eight wickets. Pakistan had to win all four of their remaining games to guarantee a semifinal berth, and the shocking loss put them practically on the verge of elimination.
Babar’s team fielded badly against Afghanistan, giving up a few overthrows and exhibiting poor discipline, particularly at the boundary. He put the blame on his players’ lack of attitude.
“Fielding is only done with attitude, at all times. Additionally, I notice no attitude on the team’s part. At the news conference following the game, Babar stated, “You need to work extra hard and stay in shape.
“As a fielder, you have to be aggressive when the ball arrives and you should just think about the ball. Thus, I believe that as a fielding unit, we are a little behind.” This Friday’s meeting between Pakistan and South Africa might make or break their chances. Babar stated that for the remaining games, his squad must adopt a new strategy.
“We will have to go with a different plan, a different mindset, we will try to bring a positive vibe in the team,” the skipper stated.
“Hopefully, this defeat (against Afghanistan) will teach us something. Our pain will be severe. We’ll make an effort to discuss constructive topics.
However, we’ll also discuss the things that we didn’t perform well. What our future plans entail. since a different squad plays each time.” Babar acknowledged that his team has been careless in some aspects of the game.
We can be good bowlers at times, but poor hitters at times. We don’t perform well in fielding when we’re hitting good.” Although Pakistan’s fast bowling attack is among the greatest in the world, it has fallen short of expectations in this competition, giving away runs with ease.
Babar acknowledged that the team has suffered greatly without pacer Naseem Shah.
“Naseem is greatly missed by us. We have some of the best bowling lineups, though, besides that. However, I believe that we are not a good fit.” He stated that the team has nothing to lose and will give it their all in the remaining games.
Azam responded, “No, I don’t think so,” when asked if the team was experiencing a decline in confidence following their third-match loss to bitter rivals Indian. That isn’t how it is. As we saw in the Australia match, we nearly scored three hundred.