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Former Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail believes that team combination used during the Asia Cup proved to be disastrous and was the reason why the men in green failed to reach the final.
Pakistan were demolished by India when they met in the group stage and during the Super Four. However, they still had a chance to progress to the final when they faced Bangladesh in a virtual semi-final.
But, they could not get the job done and ended up being eliminated as they were beaten by 37 runs.
“Like many others who saw Pakistan fail in the most inexplicable manner, I too was disappointed at how things turned out for them in this Asia Cup,” Sohail wrote in his blog for PakPassion. “If one were to look for reasons, I would say that Pakistan got their team combination horribly wrong during the Asia Cup. It seemed that Pakistan seemed to be betting on the wrong horses for this race and our planning wasn’t based on sound future planning.
“The proof of that failure to plan ahead was in the manner in which the team management had to make hurried changes during the tournament when confronted with pressure.”