After the good tour in New Zealand, Pakistan went to South Africa to play test,odi and T20’s. They started the tour on 19th December to till February 6th 2019. Pakistan plan to win series in SA to continue the form,but Pakistan unable to win series in South Africa due to failure in all departments.
Pakistan successfully done in the tour of new zealand winning the T20’s by 3-0,tied the ODI’s by 1-1 and lost the test series by 2-1. Even though team lost the test series, they had a good performance in the new zealand tour. They went to south africa to continue the same attitude.
Not able to continue their form
But the Pakistan unable to win series to win series. The team not continue the form which they shown against new zealand and before that against australia. They played well in the tour of new zealand in terms of batting in the T20’s. The team not able to shown the standards in test series. Mainly in test series the batsman failed with their bat and also failed to build up the partnership. In three test matches even once they not cross the 300 run mark and also in 4 innings they not score 200 runs. That’s why Pakistan unable to win series in SA.
But in ODI’s only few batman like Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam who shown their consistency by scoring 100 and 50’s. And also form batsman’s like Shoaib Malik and captain Sarfraz Ahmed failed in this tour. In this tour Sarfraz has been given 4 match suspension for the racial abuse against Andile Phehlukwayo. So PCB decided to give captain ship to Malik. After the change of captain also, Pakistan unable to win series in SA.
Bowlers also unable to show their consistency in line and length to take wickets. They only shown their performance in few match but not all in the series.Both batsman and bowlers are responsible that pakistan unable to win series in SA.
Will they bounce back for the ICC World Cup 2019?
The latest performance of pakistan in the tour of SA,the questions are going to raise will they can back to their good performance. The pakistan team has to do all ground works to get ready for the upcoming matches and also for the ICC world Cup 2019 big event.