The Pakistan cricket workforce’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 semi-final hunt is all however over. Although theoretically, Pakistan can nonetheless declare the 4th spot within the factors desk, the methodology is not fairly sensible. With a 283-run win required to topple New Zealand by way of Internet Run Fee, Pakistan have to put a formidable complete on the board in the event that they bat first. Wasim Akram, one of many best Pakistani cricketers of all time, got here up with a hilarious plan that can allow Pakistan’s semi-final qualification.
In a chat on A-Sports activities, Akram stated that the Pakistan workforce ought to bat first and put a giant complete on the board. Earlier than the England cricketers come out to bat, Pakistan ought to lock them of their dressing room, and get time ‘timed out’.
“Wasim bhai gave the concept Pakistan ought to bat first, then lock England up of their dresing room and get them timed out in 20 minutes to win the match,” the host stated on the present, leaving the company in splits.
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— ASports (@asportstvpk) November 9, 2023
As a matter of reality, Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews was timed out within the match in opposition to Bangladesh a couple of days in the past after a helmet malfunction prevented him from dealing with the bowler within the stipulated 2-minute timeframe.
Akram, jokingly, feels Pakistan ought to try this with all England batters on Saturday.
Misbah-ul-Haq, one other knowledgeable on the present, feels that the Pakistan workforce should not let England gamers out in any respect from their dressing rooms.
“Enable England to bat first and lock up the dressing room after that. Why allow them to put up a complete in any respect!”, he stated.
In terms of the qualification state of affairs, Pakistan would hope to bat first and put in extra of 400 runs on the board. In the event that they handle to attain 450 runs, Pakistan would want to bowl out England for a rating of 162 with the intention to topple England’s Internet Run Fee.
If Pakistan bowl first, the scenario would get much more difficult.
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