Pakistan’s defeat against India: time for major changes, says Mohsin Naqvi


Mohsin Naqvi Pak-India match

NEW YORK: Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman (PCB) Mohsin Naqvi expressing his disappointment over Pakistan’s Cricket team match defeat against India said that its time for a major change in the team.

The Green Shirts suffered a shocking defeat against India in their World Cup Group A match at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

Talking to the media the PCB chairman said that team’s performance was disappointing in every aspect.

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“It seemed like the cricket team would manage with minor adjustments, but now it’s clear that a major overhaul is necessary”, he said

Naqvi emphasized that the performance of the Pakistani cricket team is currently at its lowest. “Our biggest challenge is to improve the team’s performance,” he said. “The nation will soon witness significant changes.”

He highlighted the need to prepare the team for the upcoming Champions Trophy. “It’s time to give new talent, currently on the sidelines, a chance,” he asserted. “We need to make the Pakistani cricket team one of the best in the world.”

Naqvi assured that he is well aware of the issues within the team and the reasons behind their losses.

INDIA THRASHES PAKISTAN

India thrashed Pakistan by six runs in a low-scoring thriller at the T20 World Cup 2024 at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on Sunday.

Chasing a total of 120, Pakistan managed to score 113 runs over the loss of seven wickets and were defeated by six runs.

Muhammad Rizwan remained the highest run-getter for the Men in Green, having scored 31 off 44 runs while Skipper Babar Azam was out for 13 off 10 balls.

For India, Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers and was the Player of the Match for taking three wickets while conceding 14 runs in four overs.

Earlier, the Pakistani fast bowlers wreaked havoc bundled out arch-rivals India on a modest 119 after Babar Azam won the toss and opted to bow first in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 blockbuster.

Pace bowlers kept on striking as Indian batters failed to stay on the crease for longer and India were bowled out for 119 in 19 overs.

Virat Kohli was the first batter to fall to Pakistan bowling lineup as he fell to Naseem Shah in the second over of the inning after scoring four runs off three balls.

Rohit Sharma fell to Shaheen Afridi in the very next over trying to hit him for a maximum. The Indian skipper made 13 off 12 deliveries.

Playing XIs

Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c) Usman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Naseem Shah, Abrar Ahmed.

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh.

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