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‘What Are They Trying To Accomplish’- Salman Butt Raises Questions On The Pak Team Management Despite The Series Win

PAK vs WI Live Update: Another wonderful century partnership between Fakhar Zaman and skipper Babar Azam meant that Pakistan had enough to defend in Multan despite a short collapse they had afterward. Despite this, Pakistan was successful in defending the total. Later on, the bowlers’ combined efforts ultimately led to a defeat for the West Indies, who were defeated by a score of 120 runs. As a result of Pakistan’s victory in the first game of the series earlier this week, they now have an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, and just the third and final match remains to be played. Even though Pakistan won the series, Salman Butt, a former captain of the team, was dissatisfied with the performance of the squad during the series. He criticized their strategy and described them as being “directionless.”

Butt questioned the logic behind sending Khushdil Shah at No. 8, especially considering that he had scored an unbeaten 41 off of 23 balls in the first game of the series to assist Pakistan in successfully completing the chase of 306 in the final over of the match. Butt’s comments were made on his YouTube channel after Pakistan had won the series. In the second one-day international, Pakistan chose to play Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan ahead of Khushdil.

“There are certain issues that Pakistan is perfectly capable of solving on its own. Khushdil Shah, much like he did in the inaugural One-Day International, played an outstanding final period for Pakistan, won the game for the team, and went undefeated in the process. However, when Pakistan was in a difficult position in the next match, they chose to play Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan ahead of Khushdil. What exactly are they trying to accomplish? What exactly are they intending to do?” Butt questioned.

“They should have promoted Khushdil and allowed him to make a huge score. Indeed, he has finished a game, but does this indicate that you have limited his hitting to the last four or five overs? Take a look at his records. Take a look at the number of centuries he has under his belt. You are sending bowling all-rounders ahead of him, even though he is a batter,” he said.

PAK vs WI Live Update: Salman Butt also criticizes the team combination

Mohammad Harris, who was brought into the team to replace Sarfaraz Ahmed, was used as a batting option in the middle order. The senior player questioned the wisdom of using Harris in this capacity rather than using him as a wicketkeeper-batsman.

“Another point to consider is that while you are playing Mohammad Harris, you are not doing so in the role of a wicketkeeper. If he is going to take Sarfaraz’s place, then why not use him as a wicketkeeper-batsman? If you require him to bat in the middle order, then you should play either Shan Masood or Kamran Ghulam. The West Indies don’t provide any difficulties for us to solve since they have their own issues to deal with. But where exactly are we going to go now? What is our plan of attack?” Butt added.

On Sunday, the last one-day international match will take place at Multan.

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