Pakistan, one of the favorite contenders of 2019 Cricket World Cup, is just losing their good-looking form in the grounds of England. They are in the losing streak of 11 consecutive matches by excluding 2-draw matches. The team owners and Mickey Arthur are saying that these are just warm-up games for them. But, losing 11 matches in a row isn’t a normal thing for Pakistan and any other team. They must take things seriously now if they want to win this World Cup.
Mohammad Amir isn’t looking good:
The bowling line of Pakistan isn’t performing well. Shaheen and Hassan Ali, who are the pillars of Pakistan’s Bowling attack, are conceding runs with an average of 7+ per over. While Mohammad Amir’s current form is also resulting in leaking a good amount of runs for their team without taking a wicket. The match-winning spells, like Champions Trophy 2017 spell by Mohammad Amir, aren’t seen yet from any Pakistan bowlers in the Pak vs Eng series.
Wahab Riaz Vs Mickey Arthur:
On the other hand, the comeback of Wahab Riaz after two years will surely be in favor of Pakistan’s team. His two crucial wickets against the Afghanistan team in the warm-up match is depicting that he will be a key player for Pakistan’s team. None of the other bowlers bowled Yorkers except Wahab. Therefore, a lot of responsibility is on his shoulders.
Although he has performed well in the past, Mickey Arthur wasn’t in favor of his inclusion in the team. He said this back in April 2019. Now, after performing well against Afghanistan, Mickey Arthur is seeing him as one of the rock favorites of 2019 Cricket World Cup bowlers.
The return of Shadab Khan in Pakistan:
Pakistan’s main all-rounder, Shadab Khan, is back in the squad after suffering from Hepatitis infection. Although, he has recovered completely, but not looking in a great form as he was off-color against Afghanistan. He also conceded runs and took just 1 wicket. If Pakistan needs to win the 2019 cricket world cup, then picking up the level of their bowling must be their priority.
Bowlers need to show some responsibility and they also need to bowl Yorker length bowls, which were absent in Pak vs Eng Series. Surely, the return of Shadab Khan will give a boost to batting and bowling line-ups of Pakistan. If you want to watch the live streaming of 2019 Cricket World Cup, then it is right place for you.