Canada Global TV (Web News) According to squad coach Matthew Hayden, Pakistan’s best is still to come and struggling captain Babar Azam is due “something very exceptional” in their T20 World Cup semifinal match against New Zealand on Wednesday.
The Netherlands unexpectedly overcame South Africa, and Pakistan subsequently defeated Bangladesh to claim their second consecutive last-four ticket, allowing the 2009 winners to barely make it into the knockout rounds.
They intended to make the most of their second chance, according to former Australia opener and current team mentor Hayden, who served as Pakistan’s batting coach in the previous World Cup.
On the eve of the semi-final in Sydney, he observed, “When the Netherlands beat South Africa it was a major occasion for us, a really significant time for the team in general around fulfilling its potential.”
Numerous prayers were offered when Pakistan awoke to learn of the outcome; after all, 232 million people cannot all be incorrect. As a result, I believe our group’s tempo has risen significantly.
It’s been a roller coaster, but I firmly feel we still haven’t displayed our finest performance, which poses a serious threat to the opposition.
When facing a top-notch New Zealand attack led by Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Lockie Ferguson, Pakistan’s batting has been vulnerable despite the improvement in their bowling, under the direction of Shaheen Shah Afridi.