Intikhab reveals which three Pakistan players have failed to live up to expectations

Intikhab Alam believes Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik have failed to live up to expectation at the World Cup Pakistan cricket

Intikhab Alam: “Shoaib Malik, skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammad Hafeez needed to play positively and lead from the front but ironically they have all failed to do so”

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Former Pakistan skipper Intikhab Alam believes that captain Sarfraz Ahmed and veteran all-rounders Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik have failed to live up to expectations in the ongoing World Cup.

Sarfraz has made scores of 8, 55, 40 and 12 against the West Indies, England, Australia and India respectively.

Hafeez has fared decently with the bat as he was named Man of the Match for his knock of 84 in Pakistan’s 14-run win over England.

He followed that up with 46 runs in Pakistan’s loss to Australia and nine in his side’s poor showing against India.

However, he has not had much of an impact with the ball.

As for Malik, he scored eight runs against England and made a two-ball duck against Australia and a golden duck against India.

In regards to his bowling, he has only taken one wicket, which came in the match against England.

“Shoaib Malik, skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammad Hafeez needed to play positively and lead from the front but ironically they have all failed to do so,” Intikhab told Dawn.

Pakistan’s next World Cup match will be against South Africa at Lord’s on Sunday.

2 thoughts on “Intikhab reveals which three Pakistan players have failed to live up to expectations

  1. Imran Khan should take action against whole team, cricket should be banned for 4 years in Pakistan till selection of new team on merit, all officials should be Ex Pakistani players with pious record .This team doesn’t have chemistry of players all crappy

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