Shoaib Malik Six Went Out Of Ground 2nd ODI. Shoaib Malik Six Went Out Of Ground 2nd ODI Shoaib Malik Six Went Out Of Ground 2nd ODI.
The senior campaigner for Pakistan batting Shoaib Malik has undergone a medical treatment lately. Shoaib got an injured foot before the opening ODI match in the practice session. With the stunning batting performance of Kiwis, Pakistan had no chance to win the first ODI. Being 1 down in the series after the first match and not a single ball played in the second ODI at Napier, the team needed all the strength and courage they need to save themselves from ultimate disappointment in the 3rd and final ODI.
Shoaib has been predicted to not being able to play the third match with the boys. The Pakistan batting is not ready to take such a blow if Shoaib is absent from the lineup. His seniority and ability is no doubt an asset for the team. The disappointing performances from the top and middle order has forced the head coach Waqar Younis to quit from his position. The legendary Waqar has already given his resignation to the Pakistan Cricket Board PCB. He was heavily criticized from all around. His performance was challenged due to players not playing up to their potential.
The injury of Shoaib was a visible one as he was not able to run properly. He took the rest and the treatment necessary to get well. Shoaib said this morning that he is determined to play in the next match for Pakistan on Sunday. The reason for his injury is that Pakistani players are not used to playing on the sandy grounds like the New Zealand. The lovely pitches are not as hard as in the sub-continent like India, Sirilanka and Pakistan. The breath taking beauty of Napier was enjoyed by many players including Hafeez as the ground was filled with water. Shoaib said this kind of injury is not uncommon.
Players of other teams have also developed foot injuries in New Zealand due to sandy surfaces. But Shoaib said that the T20 game is not that long as a 50 over game is. That is why he consider himself fit. He knows how important the third game is as the second game was abandoned. The ultrasound report of Shoaib does not prove anything way too series to make his unfit and go home. Waqar Younis wants him to play as we might see a new coach for the T20 World Cup after his resign. Shoaib looks not only determined to play the third game but is also likely to perform well with both bat and ball.
Shoaib is right now the best batsman for the ODI team. The upper and middle order seems unpredictable as usual. As confirmed by the Shoaib that Pakistnais are determined to win this 3rd match, no one can actually guess what Pakistan can do on a day when they really get united and play with their heads.
Shoaib will come in handy as the off spinners he bowls can be effective on the New Zealand pitches. The possibility of Asad Shafiq bringing back to ODI squad is there. The selection committee will have to select the best team with the best morale for the Sunday’s game. The Kiwis are ready to do well in every department of game. They have injury problems too. But the third contest is likely to bring something great out of both teams. Only wait for a few hours to find out on Sunday!!