Tue. May 21st, 2024

Former Indian cricketer Ashish Nehra feels Pakistan missed star pacer Naseem Shah badly throughout their 2023 World Cup match towards India in Ahmedabad on Saturday, October 14.

Nehra claimed that the tempo assault seemed utterly totally different when Naseem was match and opined that the Males in Inexperienced simply could not get sufficient contribution from their spinners as effectively.

Chatting with Cricbuzz alongside former teammate Virender Sehwag after India’s win, here is what Ashish Nehra needed to say about Pakistan’s bowling (5:00):

“Pakistan’s bowling assault additionally did not look as threatening because it used to after they performed 4 tempo choices together with Naseem Shah. Even their two spinners Shadab and Nawaz are a bit like all-rounders. Whereas the ball was gripping a bit for the spinners, until they got here into the assault, India had already scored a whole lot of runs. Alongside their batting, Pakistan’s bowling can also be a serious trigger for concern. They simply did not stand any likelihood.”

Sehwag additionally weighed in on the problem of the Pakistan spinners not having the ability to strike in Indian situations. He added (6:14):

“The massive downside that Pakistan is dealing with is their spinners Shadab and Nawaz not choosing wickets. In India, your spinners want to select wickets else there’s added strain on the quick bowlers. Now we have seen how we misplaced tournaments when Jadeja-Ashwin could not choose wickets in center overs. Excursions develop into too lengthy when your bowlers cannot choose wickets and batters cannot rating runs. If they do not kind this out, they’re in hassle.”

Ashish Nehra on the distinction between Indian and Pakistan spinners

Ashish Nehra additionally make clear how effectively Kuldeep Yadav bowled and ensured that he maintained the squeeze earlier than dismissing each Saud Shakeel and Iftikhar Ahmed in the identical over.

The previous pacer reckons that is the place the sport shifted in India’s favour, one thing the Pakistan spinners weren’t capable of do. He acknowledged (7:22):

“In the event you take a look at India’s bowling, Pakistan had acquired off to an awesome begin. But it surely was the over the place Kuldeep picked up two wickets that modified the sport. He created that strain in his preliminary overs after which acquired the rewards later. You do not see that penetration in Pakistan’s spinners once you examine it to India’s.”

Pakistan might want to be sure that the defeat would not depart scars as they nonetheless are just about within the race to the semifinals with some necessary video games to come back.

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Edited by Shamik Banerjee

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