The 2nd t20 match between Pakistan and England raised many questions after Pakistan lost to England in a very irresponsible fashion.
Here are some of the things that could be changed which may save Pakistan from an already embarrassing tour:
What changes should Pakistan make in 3rd T20
Replace Unfit M.Amir
It has been known that fast bowler Mohammad Amir has been facing some injury problems (mainly his hamstring) throughout the tour but the coach and captain decided to put him in the playing 11. This decision came back to haunt them when Mohammad Amir was unable to bowl over the speed 125kmh and had to leave the match after bowling just 2 overs.
This left Babar Azam with limited bowling options which helped the English side securing the victory. Now the question remains, who would be his replacement. Wahab Riaz, Naseem Shah, and Mohammad Hasnain are the options for this, but the decision will be the captain’s whether he’d go with the experienced Wahab Riaz or one of the young guns i.e.
Naseem Shah and Mohammad Hasnain. One thing that is similar in all three bowlers is their pace, all of them are capable of bowling above 150kmh.
Take some responsibilities from Babar Azam
It was clearly seen that Babar Azam was struggling while captaining the side. He was making defensive decisions in fielding whether it is taking out slips or sending players to the boundary.
If Babar Azam keeps captaining the side, he might lose confidence in his batting which would be one of the biggest losses for Pakistan.
Pakistan should not let him lose his confidence and even if they want him to captain the side, they should help him in every decision he takes, give him confidence in whatever decisions he makes, and should not criticize him if his decisions go wrong. It was clear what Pakistan was missing last night and that was leadership
What should be done once the team returns from England
One thing that should be changed when the team returns from England is the head coach because since his appointment Pakistan has dropped their rankings in t20 from number 1 to now number 4.
Decisions like stripping captaincy from Sarfraz Ahmed in t20 format, selecting Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal in an already settled team, and now giving all responsibilities to Pakistan’s greatest prospect (Babar Azam) which is damaging Azam’s fast-growing reputation.