2023 ODI World Cup: Shoaib Malik And Mohammed Riaz Suggest Changes In Pakistan’s Bowling Lineup After The Loss To India By 7 Wickets

After the loss against India at Narendra Modi Stadium by seven wickets, the former Pakistan captain has suggested some changes for the team in the upcoming matches of the tournament. Malik has said that the all-rounder Shadab Khan has not been that impressive and he should be rested in upcoming games.

Pakistan will now face the five times world champions Australia at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on October 20 and they will really look to make a comeback after an emphatic loss.

Many have raised doubts about Shadab’s position in the team after the match against India in Ahmedabad. Malik has expressed his belief that Shadab is facing difficulties both as a batsman and a bowler, and therefore, he should be omitted from the upcoming game.

“Shadab is no doubt a very good bowler, but he is struggling. If you see Adam Zampa too was not able to land his leg-spin on the correct spot even though he has bagged four wickets against Sri Lanka in Lucknow on Monday, but his sliders and googlies were landing correctly,” Malik told A Sports.

“As far as Shadab is concerned, the Pakistan cricket team expects ten overs from him, not four or six. That’s why I feel he should be changed,” the former cricketer added.

The former Pakistan speedster Wahad Riaz has said that Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz should not be picked in the team together, the management can go with Usman Mir in place of any of the cricketers mentioned above.

While talking to PAK Skills, Riaz said,”Shadab and Nawaz should not play together for Pakistan. I would rather have Usama Mir in place of either of those two. Pakistan have been obsessed with all-rounders, but we haven’t been able to understand who our strike bowler is if pacers don’t deliver. You need to have bowlers who give you wickets.”

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