Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad advised the Pakistan cricket team to put some extra effort to strengthen their middle order.
Javed Miandad Warns Pakistan Cricket Team
Currently, the Pakistan cricket team plays a 7-match T20I series against England at home and leads the series 3-2. While openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have been good, the same cannot be said about the teams’ middle-order.
“If I give a player 2-3 innings and he doesn’t perform, I will replace him,” Miandad told reporters in a video uploaded by Sports Paktv on YouTube.
“Aap khel rahe ho Pakistan ke liye. Ye meri apni ghar ki team nahi hai. (You are playing for Pakistan. This is not my personal team. We have such a big population, and there’s a lot of competition). There is competition. The boys should realise that they have to perform in every match. If they don’t perform, the team will never progress,” the batting great added.
The Pakistan cricket team will begin their 2022 T20 World Cup campaign with a game against India in Melbourne on October 23.
T20 World Cup squad
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir
Reserves: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani