Former West Indies Star Optimistic About Pakistan Cricket’s Transformation: Aiming for Consistency Beyond ‘Can Beat Anyone” Days

Ian Bishop Upbeat on Pakistan Cricket: Pursuing Consistency
Ian Bishop Upbeat on Pakistan Cricket: Pursuing Consistency (Image Source: Twitter)

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is on its way to wrap up for this edition. On November 19, India and Australia are all set to face each other at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The tournament started the journey with ten teams. Six teams bid goodbye to the tournament after playing in the group stage. Pakistan was one of them. They had a disappointing season in the tournament. They lost consecutive matches. They gave up in crucial moments. After they ended the tournament, a lot of things changed in the Pakistan Cricket Board and Pakistan team. West Indies star Ian Bishop talked about the recent changes in Pakistan cricket.

Recent Changes in Pakistan Cricket:

After starting the tournament with two excellent wins, Pakistan faced consecutive losses. That made the semifinal qualification scenario impossible. Pakistan team was giving up in the important situation. Batters were not responsible enough, Bowlers couldn’t execute their plan. The most horrible experience Pakistan had while fielding. In some matches, Pakistan lost the match because of extremely poor fielding performances.

After they ended their World Cup journey, a lot of things changed in Pakistan cricket. After poor performance in the whole tournament, Pakistan’s Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq resigned from his position. After this, bowling coach Morne Morkel resigned from his position. That was not the end. A major change happened in the team. Former Pakistani test captain Mohammad Hafeez was appointed as the team director of Pakistan. That is a valuable change. Former Pakistan player Wahab Riaz has been named chief selector of the Pakistan Cricket Team. 

After the poor performance of Pakistan in the World Cup, the question was raised on Babar Azam’s captaincy. He was brutally criticized for his captaincy. After that, he resigned from the captaincy role in all three formats. Shan Masood will be the test captain and Shaheen Afridi will be responsible for the white-ball captaincy. 

Ian Bishop on the Changes of Pakistan cricket:

The former West Indies star opened up about the changes in Pakistan cricket in an optimistic way. He said, “Shake-ups happening in Pakistan cricket post Cricket World Cup. My wish is that it ushers in an era where we get to see a Pakistan team that performs ‘more consistently’ to their full potential. As a West Indian, I hate the ‘can beat anyone on their day’ tag. Every day matters.” 

Some changes are yet to be announced. The whole new coaching panel will be announced soon. After this World Cup, they will be headed for a new tour. The new tour will be in a whole new setup. The whole world is waiting to see a new Pakistan. 

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