PAK vs SL: In the Asia Cup 2022, Sri Lanka created history by defeating Pakistan by 23 runs to win the Asia Cup title for the sixth time. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 170 runs in the match played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and set a target of 171 runs to Pakistan. At the same time, chasing the target, the Pakistan team could only score 147 runs and got out. Today we will tell you five big reasons for Pakistan’s defeat in Asia Cup.
Babar Azam’s poor captaincy
The biggest reason for the defeat in the final of the Asia Cup was the poor captaincy of Pakistan captain Babar Azam. In fact, in the final match against Sri Lanka, Babar did not use his bowlers properly, due to which the team lost the title. During Sri Lanka’s batting, half the team had returned to the pavilion within 60. But after that Babar did not get his main bowlers to bowl. Babar’s mistake was also criticized by former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram during commentary.
middle order flop show
Pakistan’s middle order against Sri Lanka proved to be a complete flop. Apart from Iftikar Ahmed in the middle order, none of the Pakistani batsmen could stay on the pitch. Pakistan had to lose this title due to the flop show of the middle order against Sri Lanka.
Rizwan’s very slow innings
Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan, who came to chase a big run like 171, may have played a half-century innings of 55 runs today. But his innings was very slow. He played 49 balls to make 55 runs. He hit 1 six and 4 fours in his innings. Due to this slow innings of Rizwan, Pakistan had to lose the final of the Asia Cup.
Babar Azam flops again in batting
If we look at the figures of Pakistan captain Babar Azam in the Asia Cup 2022, then this player has disappointed very much. Actually, Babar Azam could only score 68 runs in 6 matches of Asia Cup 2022. He averaged just 11.33 in the entire Asia Cup. At the same time, his high score in the Asia Cup was also 30 runs. Even in the final of the Asia Cup, Babar’s bat could not work and he was dismissed after scoring just 5 runs. Babar’s flop was also a major reason for Pakistan’s loss of Asia Cup.