Home > News >

ICC World T20 2012: Pakistan media slams team after semi-final exit

ICC World T20 2012: Pakistan media slams team after semi-final exit

Pakistan had a good chance to reach their third T20 World Cup final in four attempts but they just blew it, a report said © Getty Images

Islamabad: Oct 6, 2012

 

Pakistan needs to decide whether “they want to persist with the old horses or opt for young blood”, said a daily after the country failed to reach the finals of the cricket World Twenty20 final.

 

An editorial in the News International Saturday said that Pakistan did it again – “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory” after Sri Lanka beat them in the semifinals.

 

“What else can you say about a team that was steered to 91-4 by its captain…only to lose the plot and crash to a 16-run loss while chasing 140 to reach the final.

 

“To say that it was a disappointing showing from the most consistent team in the history of the Twenty20 World Cup would be an understatement,” it said.

 

The daily said that even on a tricky wicket, Pakistan had a good chance to reach their third T20 World Cup final in four attempts but they just blew it.

 

“Pakistan would have emerged victorious had they come out with little cameos during the run-chase. The worrying part for Pakistan is that their batting collapsed in almost all the crunch games of the tournament, despite the fact that the national selectors had inducted several all-rounders to ensure it gets depth,” it said.

 

The editorial said the Sri Lankans “brutally exposed Pakistan’s batting weaknesses on a crumbling wicket to reach their second World Twenty20 final”.

 

“Kudos to them; it’s a great achievement for a small nation that has really produced some great cricketers like the current duo of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene,” it said.

 

The daily went on to say that Pakistan “should go back to the drawing board”.

 

It, however, noted that despite the failures, “the team did win matches against three formidable sides including Australia, South Africa and New Zealand besides beating India in a warm up match. The overall performance will thus stay in the positive range”.

 

The cricketing think-tank will have to find ways to bolster the team’s batting.

 

“Pakistan will also have to decide whether they want to persist with the old horses or opt for young blood.

 

“Their major tournaments in the future will be the ICC Champions Trophy next year, followed by World Twenty20 in 2014 and the World Cup in 2015. Only hard work and better preparation will minimise chances of any Colombo-like losses during these assignments,” it added. (IANS)

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

More

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 10, 2014  at Dubai

Australia won by 5 wkts

Photos

India vs West Indies 4th ODI at Dharamsala

Videos

AB de Villiers speaks ahead of New Zealand ODIs

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: 5 memorable matches

Yasir Shah: The new spinning sensation for Pakistan

Virat Kohli takes wicket with the first (0th?) ball of his T20I career

Kevin Pietersen’s autobiography — a litany of complaints with a few redeeming patches

Banning West Indian players in IPL can affect the ‘Brand value’ of the event – Will BCCI take this gamble?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 BCCI India India vs West Indies India vs West Indies 2014 New Zealand Pakistan Salaam Cricket South Africa West Indies West Indies cancel India tour 2014 West Indies tour of India 2014 West Indies vs India West Indies vs India 2014

New Zealand restricted to 230 in 1st ODI against South Africa

IPL success embodies emergence of sports as global industry, says India’s representative at UN

Live Cricket Score: New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st ODI at Mount Maunganui

Live Scorecard: New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st ODI at Mount Maunganui

Kevin Pietersen is probably the best cricketer I have played with: Eoin Morgan

A Pakistan all-time XI: a galaxy of captains

James Neesham can provide more impetus to New Zealand’s weakened batting up the order

Virender Sehwag turns 36: Five most memorable innings of the Nawab of Najafgarh

New Zealand begin ICC World Cup 2015 preparations with 15 ODIs in store

Virender Sehwag paid birthday tribute to by Sophos Antivirus

Fan of the Day

Gautam Singh

Gautam Singh

474 Posts | 5 Fans

Video Highlights Mohammed Yousuf drops catch after watching a girl in bikini

अभिनेत्री हुमा कुरैशी ओरिफ्लेम की ब्रांड एंबेसडर

Has Bigg Boss 8 made Karishma Tanna the most hated person?

Pranab Mukherjee returns home after visit to Norway, Finland

Revealed: First look of Amitabh Bachchan-Farhan Akhtar’s Do!

7 reasons why having sex during pregnancy is great for your health

Videocon Infinium Graphite with gesture control feature launched, priced at Rs 10,499

Rupee up 19 paise against dollar in early trade

Twitter introduces Audio Cards to listen to music directly from your timeline

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here