NEWS DESK: Pakistan team coach Waqar Younis said that the team’s performance was ‘not good enough’ against New Zealand in a post match press conference.
He added that Pakistan team don’t deserve to be in semi final round. Starting off with a blistering win against Bangladesh, Pakistan has lost consecutively against India and New Zealand.
The coach felt disappointed as middle order batsmen couldn’t materialize a good start by Sharjeel Khan to chasing 181 runs. Sharjeel made 47 off 25 balls but still Pakistan lost by 22 runs.
“I think the platform we needed, we had got that. I think they bowled really well, one must admit that. In the middle, I think we couldn’t find the boundaries, which were important. And simply not good enough, I guess,” said the coach.
Stating that it was “very painful” to see the batsmen repeating the same mistakes, Waqar said: “I think the cricket board and the selectors will have to take a call. Once again, I will say, not good enough.”
On some batsmen complaining that they are not getting to bat at the desired positions, the former pacer said,
“Twenty20 cricket is such a format where one should adjust and be able to adapt to the conditions. Those who are raising this issue that they are not getting to bat at desired position, there could not have been a better opportunity after Sharjeel created the platform.”
Having lost two out of three games, Pakistan are virtually out of the competition but Waqar said he would not like to lose hope.