[caption id="attachment_750095" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Pakistan-2018-Asia-Cup.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-750095" alt="Pakistan lost their last 2018 Asia Cup Super Four match against Bangladesh by 37 runs. @ AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Pakistan-2018-Asia-Cup.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Pakistan lost their last 2018 Asia Cup Super Four match against Bangladesh by 37 runs. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan s campaign in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/asia-cup-2018-200946/">2018 Asia Cup</a> came to a disappointing end following a <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/photos/in-pics-bangladesh-vs-pakistan-asia-cup-2018-super-4-match-6-749986/pakistan-top-order-fails--749992/">37-run chastening defeat</a> against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/bangladesh/">Bangladesh</a> in their last Super Four match on Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p>While the bowlers did the job after bundling Bangladesh for 239, it was the frail batting line-up that was once again exposed. Pakistan lost their first three wickets with just 18 on the board in the fourth over. Even the two partnerships between veteran all-rounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shoaib-malik">Shoaib Malik</a> and Imam-ul-Haq that yielded 67 runs for the fourth wicket and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/asif-ali/">Asif Ali</a> and Imam, who stitched a 71-run stand for the sixth wicket were insufficient as Pakistan ended 37 runs short of their target. <p></p> <p></p>Former Pakistan off-spinner <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/saqlain-mushtaq/">Saqlain Mushtaq</a> lashed out at head coach Mickey Arthur for constantly chopping and changing the team. In this tournament, Mickey Arthur never had a clear vision of what is the best combination or what is the best eleven for Pakistan. We will keep doing too many experiments. The batting line-up had no quality, Mushtaq told <i>ESPNCricinfo</i>. <p></p> <p></p> In the Champions Trophy, there was <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mohammad-hafeez/">Mohammad Hafeez</a>. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/azhar-ali/">Azhar Ali</a> was also there, but we put a label on him which said that Azhar can t play one-day cricket. I believe that if Azhar is best in Test cricket, I think he will be able to do well in ODIs. He is still the best player in the top order whom you can rely on. There is no strategy whatsoever. <p></p> <p></p>Besides sorting out team combinations, Mushtaq feels that Pakistan should have also played top teams before the 2018 Asia Cup began. We never played against a top team after the Champions Trophy. We played against Zimbabwe, Afghanistan or Bangladesh. If you play with lower-ranked teams, you will not improve and you won t know where you are going, he said.