Pakistan cricket team is getting trolled and receiving a lot of criticism from the experts after the home series loss against England, losing the first two games of the three-match series. This is England’s first visit to Pakistan in 17 years, and their series win in 22 years on Pakistani soil. It is also the first time they have ever won two games in a row, making it their most convincing victory ever on the subcontinent. They have outsmarted their hosts.
Despite the fact that even James Anderson had never played a Test in Men in Green before, England ended up winning their first Test series against Pakistan in their home. Former Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt questioned the Pakistani batters for their poor performances in the ongoing home Test series against England. He talked about Pakistan’s struggle against the English bowlers.
“Pakistan made a turning track for this track. Despite that, England’s fast bowlers took more wickets than our spinners. We are the ones who introduced reverse swing. The greatest exponents include the likes of Sarfaraz Nawaz, Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akhtar, and many more.
‘We struggle against bouncers’- Salman Butt
The 38-year-old said that the team is dependent on 1 or 2 players. They are missing Shaheen Shah Afridi or Haris Rauf but he also reminded that they lost the home series against Australia in the presence of Afridi.
“Yes, we can reverse swing the ball, but why can’t we play it then? We can’t play reserve swing, we struggle against bouncers, spin is a threat for us on turning tracks, and we don’t create green pitches because they have James Anderson. So what are we prepared to play on? At least tell me the name of that pitch.”
“Test matches have become a concern now for Pakistan. Haris Rauf has played just one match, and there too he didn’t bowl in the second innings. If our captain thinks that we were unsuccessful because of his absence, it shows where we stand. Yes, Shaheen is very effective with the new ball. But we still lost to Australia when he was there.”