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Pakistan vs Australia 2019: 3 things that went wrong for Pakistan in the ODI series

  • Pakistan crashed to a 5-0 defeat to Australia which does not hold them in good stead for the World Cup.
Haris
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 22:24 IST

#2 Poor Bowling


Junaid Khan was one of the few bright spots with the ball: Pakistan v Australia
Junaid Khan was one of the few bright spots with the ball: Pakistan v Australia

Pakistan only managed to take 24 wickets out of a possible 50, incredibly substandard for a side that has historically relied on its bowling to win ODIs.

Mohammad Amir continued his atrocious run and was dropped after yet another poor performance in the first ODI. Yasir Shah managed only 4 wickets despite playing every match, proving that he is not as effective in limited overs cricket as he is in Tests.

The same goes for Mohammad Abbas, who made the ODI squad off his Test performances. Abbas lacked the firepower that made him virtually unplayable in the Tests against this very side just months ago.

Usman Shinwari was the only bowler who looked threatening at all throughout the series, culminating in a 4-49 spell in the final ODI. Junaid Khan also looked menacing at times but did not receive adequate support from his teammates.

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Published 01 Apr 2019, 18:58 IST
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