Lahore: 2023 World Cup;Poor performance swallowed Babar Azam’s leadership while the number one team in the world ranking fell from the throne to the floor.
The Pakistan team started the year 2023 with an ODI series against New Zealand in Karachi, which won 2-1. The Kiwis returned to the tour in May and the green shirts won the first four matches. Occupied the first position, failed in the last match.
Pakistan swept Afghanistan 3-0 in Sri Lanka, defeats by India and Sri Lanka in the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup eliminated the Green Shirts from the race for the finals.
Pakistan’s performance in the World Cup was poor, it was overpowered by a team like Afghanistan, after successive defeats it did not even reach the semi-finals, Babar Azam resigned from the leadership of the national team in all three formats.
Green Shirts played 25 ODI matches in the year, won 14, lost 10, Babar Azam scored the most 1065 runs, Mohammad Rizwan (1023) was second and Fakhr Zaman (864) was third, Shaheen Afridi was the top scorer with 42 wickets. Haris Rauf managed to score 40 and Naseem Shah 22.
The graph of Pakistan’s performance in T20 cricket also went down, Afghanistan created history by defeating 2-1 in the series played in Sharjah, the home series against New Zealand in April was tied 2-2, one match proved fruitful. could not
In total, 4 out of 8 matches were defeated, 3 victories were obtained, one match was inconclusive, Mohammad Rizwan scored the most 162, Iftikhar Ahmed 160, while Imad Wasim scored 147 runs, Haris Rauf took the most 11 wickets, Imad Wasim scored 10 catches. what