Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Dubai December 21, 2013

Misbah frustrated by bowling effort

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Misbah-ul-Haq laid the blame for Pakistan's two-wicket loss in Dubai at the feet of his bowlers, although he admitted his team could perhaps have scored 15 more runs. Pakistan's 284 for 4 was the second-highest total at the stadium, but they conceded defeat with two balls to spare.

"Looking at the pitch, it was a good total and they were still needing around 50 runs, seven wickets down. We should have won that if we bowled according to the field. We lost the game in a few bad overs.

"The way the ball was coming on the pitch, it wasn't like Sharjah - it was a bit slow. And their bowlers were good at the death, bowling yorkers. That maybe prevented 10-15 runs from us at the end."

Otherwise Misbah chose to focus on the positives in Pakistan's performance. He had called for the top order to convert their starts ahead of the series, and in both matches so far, one of the top three has provided a hundred, while others in the top five have contributed significant scores. Ahmed Shehzad hit 124 in the second match.

"The biggest positive is that the batting is going well. Ahmed, again, it was a really good knock. He played a good one in South Africa and today, it was a mature one. It was good to see our top order getting big scores - that has been much needed for our team. It's normally the biggest problem for us, but I'm really happy with the way it's been going."

While conceding Pakistan's bowling and fielding was flawed, Misbah praised the efforts of Junaid Khan, whose three middle order wickets had brought Pakistan back into the match, and also said he was impressed with the run outs at the top of Sri Lanka's innings.

"Junaid is our outstanding bowler. In the last year and a half he's really improving and today he was good. But we really need to improve our death bowling. It was a problem for us.

"Our fielding was better. It brought us back into the game with the first two run outs. There were a few overthrows towards the end, but there were no lapses. Overall I think it was good."

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent. He tweets here

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  • dual.citizen on December 22, 2013, 6:48 GMT

    Misbah frustrated with bowlers. It is flabbergasting! Whole nation is frustrated at Misbah who could not handle his wonderful bowling side. Junaid could walk into any world side and bowl opening spells, he moves ball both ways at +140, not easy to handle upfront. In fact he is not so effective in middle overs. Afridi, the match winner is as good as any leg spinner currently, he is also more potent early on, should have been before Ajmal who is a bit off color and bowls better in middle overs. I wonder why is Tanvir playing, he could not find place even in B-team anywhere. He is treated as frontline bowler by Misbah when he should be used as super-sub, we have legitimate 6 bowlers. How foten you see captains opting to open with a spinner when you a rookie who bowls close to 148 and wants to prove his worth, Bhatti. What a sight it would have been two genuine quickies bowling in tandem. Also, had Misbah kept his promise, "When batsmen play well, I dontt want to bat", score would be +300.

  • on December 21, 2013, 17:49 GMT

    Pakistan team is on the right way. Definitely they are missing Mohammad Irfan and Umar Gul in places of Sohail tanveer and Bilawat Bhatti other members of the team are well settled. Sharjeel and Maqsood are very good find. Junaid Khan is a fantastic bowler on any condition.

  • on December 21, 2013, 14:58 GMT

    Tanvir is the only weak-link in the current Pakistani line-up. MISBAH, WE DON'T WANT HIM TO PLAY!!!

    He should be replaced by either Anwar Ali or Abdur Rehman (from the current squad). We have already got rid of players like Farhat, Amin, Cheema and Riaz etc. I think its time Tanvir joins that "HE WHO MUST NOT BE PLAYED" list as well.

  • on December 21, 2013, 14:52 GMT

    I personally think Pakistan playing really well, don't forget Pakistan have some new and exciting and inexperienced players likes of Sharjeel Maqsood Bhatti and Anwar Ali, Give them few more matches then talk, we are missing Irfan and Gul, I think Pakistan av potential to lift the World Cup , I would make 1 change in the Team Anwar Ali in place of Sohail Tanveer or Haris Sohail in place of Tanveer then let Haris to bat number 3, Hafeez won't be part of WC 2015, That's my feelings. Why people blaming Misbah for slow batting, didn't you see how Kula and Malinga bowled Yorkers , We should give credit to opposition as well, Main culprit was Hafeez, who batted very slow, that's why Sohaib thrown his wicket away. He is only playing for his place but not for Team. Good luck for the up coming games.

  • 0mar1 on December 21, 2013, 14:41 GMT

    No point in blaming bowlers - the bowling unit did what it was designed to do : Try to play Defense.

    Only 2 genuine wicket takers in the side: Junaid and Akmal; and both produced results.

    Afridi is too unpredictable to categorize :-)

    Tanvir, Bhatti and Hafeez were unable to play their defensive role and prevent the runs - might not be possible on these batting tracks anyways.

    Pakistan need to drop one of the three and pick a strike bowler for the next match: pacer or spinner would do.

  • Zahidsaltin on December 21, 2013, 13:53 GMT

    First, Misbah's strike rate of 95 is not good enough when batting in the closing overs. Second, Hafeez and Ahmad, both are to slow even when they bat in power play overs, specially Hafeez needs to accelerate as now he has no pressure of not scoring runs. Sohail Tanveer needs to control his short and wide balls. Zulfiqar Baber should have been played.

  • on December 21, 2013, 13:49 GMT

    @ legisidewide...

    well said! Afridi is a wonderful person who always wants to face not only the furious deliveries but also the challenges without fear. No doubt, Misbah has been wasting a powerful weapon for years.

  • Zahidsaltin on December 21, 2013, 13:28 GMT

    When you select your bowlers mainly on reasoning that they can bat a bit then don't complain about their lack of ability as a bowler. Sohail Tanveer has been bowling 122 kph short and wide deliveries with "hit me" written on them for 6 years now and neihter him nor the bowling coach can do anything about it. Then you select Bhatti who can't bowl a slow ball, wider yorker, a slow bouncer or any of the other balls which are a necessity in a limited over matches. Why? yes only because he can bat a bit.

  • ABKhanISB on December 21, 2013, 12:14 GMT

    Great win from Srilanka. Congratulations to Sri Lankan borthers.

    If Pakistan wants to win, it should give Tanveer and Hafeez to SL and SL will lose the next match. Hafeez made a slow hundred in the last match just because the pitch was totally dead. He is neither a good batsman nor a good bowler, I dont know what he is doing in the team. On the other hand Tanveer is new Shoaib Malik of Pakistan team. No matter how many times he cost us a match but he will remain in the team and Junaid will have to sacrifice whenever needed.

  • on December 21, 2013, 12:01 GMT

    and once again MISBAH BASHING is started... Grow up guys,,,,, He has achieved landmarks which no one in our history has achieved and some which no one in subcontinent has achieved. Just our fans don't find a reason behind loosing and starts to blame Misbah. Why you people forget that the opposition also comes to play and to win.....well this childish psychic needs to be changed that end of every series results should be Pakistan whitewashing the opponents. Grow up guys,,,,,,,,Inshallah Pakistan will win and Misbah love u......Keep Rocking.......

  • dual.citizen on December 22, 2013, 6:48 GMT

    Misbah frustrated with bowlers. It is flabbergasting! Whole nation is frustrated at Misbah who could not handle his wonderful bowling side. Junaid could walk into any world side and bowl opening spells, he moves ball both ways at +140, not easy to handle upfront. In fact he is not so effective in middle overs. Afridi, the match winner is as good as any leg spinner currently, he is also more potent early on, should have been before Ajmal who is a bit off color and bowls better in middle overs. I wonder why is Tanvir playing, he could not find place even in B-team anywhere. He is treated as frontline bowler by Misbah when he should be used as super-sub, we have legitimate 6 bowlers. How foten you see captains opting to open with a spinner when you a rookie who bowls close to 148 and wants to prove his worth, Bhatti. What a sight it would have been two genuine quickies bowling in tandem. Also, had Misbah kept his promise, "When batsmen play well, I dontt want to bat", score would be +300.

  • on December 21, 2013, 17:49 GMT

    Pakistan team is on the right way. Definitely they are missing Mohammad Irfan and Umar Gul in places of Sohail tanveer and Bilawat Bhatti other members of the team are well settled. Sharjeel and Maqsood are very good find. Junaid Khan is a fantastic bowler on any condition.

  • on December 21, 2013, 14:58 GMT

    Tanvir is the only weak-link in the current Pakistani line-up. MISBAH, WE DON'T WANT HIM TO PLAY!!!

    He should be replaced by either Anwar Ali or Abdur Rehman (from the current squad). We have already got rid of players like Farhat, Amin, Cheema and Riaz etc. I think its time Tanvir joins that "HE WHO MUST NOT BE PLAYED" list as well.

  • on December 21, 2013, 14:52 GMT

    I personally think Pakistan playing really well, don't forget Pakistan have some new and exciting and inexperienced players likes of Sharjeel Maqsood Bhatti and Anwar Ali, Give them few more matches then talk, we are missing Irfan and Gul, I think Pakistan av potential to lift the World Cup , I would make 1 change in the Team Anwar Ali in place of Sohail Tanveer or Haris Sohail in place of Tanveer then let Haris to bat number 3, Hafeez won't be part of WC 2015, That's my feelings. Why people blaming Misbah for slow batting, didn't you see how Kula and Malinga bowled Yorkers , We should give credit to opposition as well, Main culprit was Hafeez, who batted very slow, that's why Sohaib thrown his wicket away. He is only playing for his place but not for Team. Good luck for the up coming games.

  • 0mar1 on December 21, 2013, 14:41 GMT

    No point in blaming bowlers - the bowling unit did what it was designed to do : Try to play Defense.

    Only 2 genuine wicket takers in the side: Junaid and Akmal; and both produced results.

    Afridi is too unpredictable to categorize :-)

    Tanvir, Bhatti and Hafeez were unable to play their defensive role and prevent the runs - might not be possible on these batting tracks anyways.

    Pakistan need to drop one of the three and pick a strike bowler for the next match: pacer or spinner would do.

  • Zahidsaltin on December 21, 2013, 13:53 GMT

    First, Misbah's strike rate of 95 is not good enough when batting in the closing overs. Second, Hafeez and Ahmad, both are to slow even when they bat in power play overs, specially Hafeez needs to accelerate as now he has no pressure of not scoring runs. Sohail Tanveer needs to control his short and wide balls. Zulfiqar Baber should have been played.

  • on December 21, 2013, 13:49 GMT

    @ legisidewide...

    well said! Afridi is a wonderful person who always wants to face not only the furious deliveries but also the challenges without fear. No doubt, Misbah has been wasting a powerful weapon for years.

  • Zahidsaltin on December 21, 2013, 13:28 GMT

    When you select your bowlers mainly on reasoning that they can bat a bit then don't complain about their lack of ability as a bowler. Sohail Tanveer has been bowling 122 kph short and wide deliveries with "hit me" written on them for 6 years now and neihter him nor the bowling coach can do anything about it. Then you select Bhatti who can't bowl a slow ball, wider yorker, a slow bouncer or any of the other balls which are a necessity in a limited over matches. Why? yes only because he can bat a bit.

  • ABKhanISB on December 21, 2013, 12:14 GMT

    Great win from Srilanka. Congratulations to Sri Lankan borthers.

    If Pakistan wants to win, it should give Tanveer and Hafeez to SL and SL will lose the next match. Hafeez made a slow hundred in the last match just because the pitch was totally dead. He is neither a good batsman nor a good bowler, I dont know what he is doing in the team. On the other hand Tanveer is new Shoaib Malik of Pakistan team. No matter how many times he cost us a match but he will remain in the team and Junaid will have to sacrifice whenever needed.

  • on December 21, 2013, 12:01 GMT

    and once again MISBAH BASHING is started... Grow up guys,,,,, He has achieved landmarks which no one in our history has achieved and some which no one in subcontinent has achieved. Just our fans don't find a reason behind loosing and starts to blame Misbah. Why you people forget that the opposition also comes to play and to win.....well this childish psychic needs to be changed that end of every series results should be Pakistan whitewashing the opponents. Grow up guys,,,,,,,,Inshallah Pakistan will win and Misbah love u......Keep Rocking.......

  • likeintcricket on December 21, 2013, 11:54 GMT

    I agree score wasn't less but seeing Sri lankans batted so well in the first ODI a 300+ score should be par score specially when you have Umer, Suhail and Bhatti in the dressing room. No doubt Misbah is a good player but he seldom score runs more than a ball and waste so many deliveries. SriLankans batting is great but their bowling is not as great as SA. I am of the opinion that despite good performance from both the side it was a match for Pakistan to come out as a winner. First they were 15 runs short and than they didn't utilize their bowlers well. This match could be a great morale booster for Sri lankans and they can win the series as SA did against Pakistan. Bhatti when bowling in rythm should be allowed to finished his quota and Afridi and Hafiz are 10 over bowlers. I still want Suhail in the team for his batting also but he should only be bowling at the start. When he is low in confidence he is just an ordinary bowler.

  • on December 21, 2013, 11:44 GMT

    Look he is blaming the bowlers. The only one who is to blame is Misbah himself for his poor captaincy which was the sole reason for defeat. Who told him to give both new balls to Tanvir and Hafeez when you have two genuine pacers who could make good use of those new balls. What annoys me most is the presence of Tanvir in the side. I don't know what Pakistani selectors and Misbah sees in him. Please give that new ball to JUNAID........

  • imranmujtaba on December 21, 2013, 11:25 GMT

    SL's fan prayer has been accepted and Misbah batted for long enough to build his record and enhance SL CHANCES TO WIN. I agree with most of the people - Misbah frustrated whole nation, he doesn't know how to use bowlers - on such a flat wickets why playing wit SR 50 then recovered to 100 at end where umar Akmal and afridi could have propelled it to 350 or if they would have failed then Misbah can "tuk tuk" till end and no one would blame him. Pak should grow junaid and anwar as front line bowler not Hafeez.

  • dual.citizen on December 21, 2013, 10:51 GMT

    Misbah frustrated with bowlers. It is flabbergasting! Whole nation is frustrated at Misbah who could not handle his wonderful bowling side. Junaid could walk into any world side and bowl opening spells, he moves ball both ways at +140, not easy to handle upfront. In fact he is not so effective in middle overs. Afridi, the match winner is as good as any leg spinner currently, he is also more potent early on, should have been before Ajmal who is a bit off color and bowls better in middle overs. I wonder why is Tanvir playing, he could not find place even in B-team anywhere. He is treated as frontline bowler by Misbah when he should be used as super-sub, we have legitimate 6 bowlers. How foten you see captains opting to open with a spinner when you a rookie who bowls close to 148 and wants to prove his worth, Bhatti. What a sight it would have been two genuine quickies bowling in tandem. Also, had Misbah kept his promise, "When batsmen play well, I dontt want to bat", score would be +300.

  • cricaddict11 on December 21, 2013, 10:23 GMT

    I really wonder how these Pakistanis blame Misbah for his batting. Guys I am from srilanka. BUT I think he is the best batsman on your team. Be lucky to have him. I dont know much about his captaincy. But for batting he is the best in Pakistan.

  • on December 21, 2013, 10:17 GMT

    It was a fantastic effort from Mathews and I have nothing but praise for him. Pakistani bowlers on the other hand were below par and I think Sohail Tanvir is not convincing in his role. Perhaps, Pakistan should look at other options in the absence of Umar Gul.

  • on December 21, 2013, 9:49 GMT

    we are used to put every thing ob batsmen so we are reluctant to accept the fact that in last 3 games ( t20 & 2 Odis ) our bowlers were very poor in the end overs . on avg they are giving over 10 rpo. I do agree that a bit slow in batting. but even then 284 was never been chased on this ground even when dew was a factor. but yesterday there was no dew. Hafeez-Ahmed partnership was slow one. Maqsood -Ahmed partnership was also slower side. Misbah did catch up after his slow start. Pak scored 93 in last 10 overs that is good.

    Issue was bowling in death overs. have to address that. In this game Afridi was off colour and then we have Sohail in the team. Bhattin is also not proving to be a good bowler.

    Problem is what to do now? in this squad they have only anwar ali on bench. and he is also not that good but have to replace sohail with anwar now.

    Another factor is SL batting line is so deep. there no 10 can bat.

  • wrenx on December 21, 2013, 9:44 GMT

    @Ahsan Shahid What are you talking about?! Afridi bowled great! On a non-spinning wicket he both batted and bowled well. And even more than that, he deserves our respect for stepping up to bowl the final over with only 3 to defend! No bowler in the world would want to bowl in that situation, and he stepped up to spare on of the younger guns like Junaid and Bilawal from the pressure and scarring of a hopeless situation. If there were 8 to play with, you better believe Misbhah would have given the responsibility to Bhatti.

    If you're looking for someone to blame, how about Tanvir? Or did you not watch the match?

  • on December 21, 2013, 9:36 GMT

    I dont think score was less. We are saying it because we couldnt defend it. Last 11 overs we gave away 98 runs.

    many comments here saying he was slow in batting. His SR was ok even though he was a slow starter. have to see no of yorkers SL bowled in end. What about Ahmed? after scoring 100, he could barely clear the inner circle. Hafeez's strike rate? And maqsood'd? Even after all that 284 was good score.

    Problem was bowling which we were not used to in the past. 2nd t20 & 2 odis, look at last 10-12 overs. seriously 98 in 11 overs with only 4/5 wickets? it was paks game.

    Yesterday pak was out of options. Theere are many points where game would have changed for PAK.

    Afridi was expensive yesterday. He was going 8+ when all others were going for less than 5. His normal is 4-5 rpo. Then Bhatti's last over 11 runs. Even junaid's last over costed 12 runs. & real culprit was Tanvir's 2 overs for 30. Pak had only 2.5 bowlers who did well in this junaid-ajmal-hafeez. Lacking 2nd pacer.

  • on December 21, 2013, 9:03 GMT

    On one is mentioning the pathetic display of bowling by afridi misbah was out of options

  • aiksa on December 21, 2013, 8:42 GMT

    I agree that Pakistan should have score at least 15 runs more as they lost only 4 wickets. Misbah played too many dot balls and took singles on balls which could have been hit for boundaries. But still 284 was a good score and Pakistan should have defended it. Bowling was poor particularly Sohail Tanveer. But I blame Misbah again as a captain for not responding to the situations.

  • on December 21, 2013, 8:40 GMT

    Misbah should be frustrated with himself actually. He's a great player but makes strategic mistakes when the side is bowling. Sohail Tanvir is a total waste, he's been wicketless for the past 5 Odi's, yet Misbah persists with him in the most important of overs. There is no reason to keep him in the team. Hafeez and tanvir's opening duo in bowling hasn't got any reward in quite a few games, still they are given the first 10 overs in every match. Change the tactics Misbah. Be more aggressive. 285 was a score that Pakistan would've loved to defend a few months back. Junaid does brilliantly while opening the bowling. Give him a chance upfront. Pakistan are heading towards major losses if their main strength 'bowling' lets them down every time. Bring in Anwar Ali.

  • on December 21, 2013, 7:08 GMT

    Actaully pakistan was ahead of the match until "Suhail Tanweer back for second spell.From his 2 over srilanka mae 30 runs this made a big change in the game.Shure also pakistani fielders bad throws given more easier to chase the score.Tanwair should throw out from the team.Anyway best of luck for both team.Misabah played well & afridi also.

  • M.gundroo on December 21, 2013, 6:56 GMT

    Good batting tracks to help our batsmen to build their confidence but it is not so good for young bowlers. So hail Tanveer at best is for 20/20 not for one dayers . Not much choice here . even anwar Ali cannot be expected to do lot on these flat tracks as he lacks pace and there is not much swing here.

  • Fast_Track_Bully on December 21, 2013, 6:55 GMT

    Don't worry Mishba, a player labelled world's best bowler was the one who gave away highest runs in the match.Your bowlers are far better than him.

  • Naseer on December 21, 2013, 6:10 GMT

    Biggest problem with Misbah is that he is very SLOW, not only in his batting but also in realizing match situations, pitch conditions, instead of blaming bowling he should blame the style of his and Shahzad's batting it was extremly slow considering new rule of field restrictions where only maximum of 4 fielders are allowed outside circle, I think Pakistan last the match in midde overs of Pak innings when Srilankan bolwers were bowling and both Misbah and Shazad were playing too many dot balls, because at the end of the inning when we saw Afridi going hammering the bowlers it was clear that the total is not dependable, Misbah is also very slow to realize and capitalize the current batting form of Afridi, since last few matches he is no red hotform he should have been promoted in batting order by Misbah, because he seems very hungry for a big score.

  • taslu613 on December 21, 2013, 5:19 GMT

    Tanvir's 30 runs in two over cost them the match.Tanvir should not be brought back .Unnecessary throw was also one of the loosing cause.But it was a nice match.i think everyone enjoyed it very much.I hope pakistan will come back in next match.

  • on December 21, 2013, 4:38 GMT

    people are blaming misbah for batting but he batted well because at the end if pak lose 1 wicket they give away 3-4 wickets.

  • ahassan on December 21, 2013, 4:15 GMT

    He should be frustrated with his own batting effort. When big shots were needed he was taking singles otherwise Pakistan score would have gone past 300. Pakistan always struggle when Misbah makes a 50+ score because he is so slow that Pakistan never crosses 300 runs mark.

  • on December 21, 2013, 4:12 GMT

    Misbah needs to score at better than a run a ball or more now as the top order is producing. Shift gears now Misbah we had Bilawal and tanveer after you. Only 4 down. Shouldve been 300.

  • Crick_Expert on December 21, 2013, 2:54 GMT

    We couldn't see good bowling from PAK side. They through short ball, that easy for pull or hook. If PAK wish to win the series their bowlers really need to through "YORKERS"

  • aliasad106 on December 21, 2013, 2:05 GMT

    Really good matches to see no matter who win who lose but i would say very well played both teams... Good to watch Sri both teams fighting till the end.. and That's what a spectator wants.. Congratulations Sri Lanka

  • Guduji71 on December 21, 2013, 1:13 GMT

    It was a gem of a match. A win of two wickets and two balls to spare is a good effort from both sides. I don't think Pakistan should get worried as it was any body's match. I think Pakistan is missing Umar Gull's death bowling skills. M Irfan is injured that is another issue. But anyway, I think Pak should try some other bowler instead of Tanvir, he is down on confidence. Good match. Good Luck Pakistan for the rest of the series.

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  • Guduji71 on December 21, 2013, 1:13 GMT

    It was a gem of a match. A win of two wickets and two balls to spare is a good effort from both sides. I don't think Pakistan should get worried as it was any body's match. I think Pakistan is missing Umar Gull's death bowling skills. M Irfan is injured that is another issue. But anyway, I think Pak should try some other bowler instead of Tanvir, he is down on confidence. Good match. Good Luck Pakistan for the rest of the series.

  • aliasad106 on December 21, 2013, 2:05 GMT

    Really good matches to see no matter who win who lose but i would say very well played both teams... Good to watch Sri both teams fighting till the end.. and That's what a spectator wants.. Congratulations Sri Lanka

  • Crick_Expert on December 21, 2013, 2:54 GMT

    We couldn't see good bowling from PAK side. They through short ball, that easy for pull or hook. If PAK wish to win the series their bowlers really need to through "YORKERS"

  • on December 21, 2013, 4:12 GMT

    Misbah needs to score at better than a run a ball or more now as the top order is producing. Shift gears now Misbah we had Bilawal and tanveer after you. Only 4 down. Shouldve been 300.

  • ahassan on December 21, 2013, 4:15 GMT

    He should be frustrated with his own batting effort. When big shots were needed he was taking singles otherwise Pakistan score would have gone past 300. Pakistan always struggle when Misbah makes a 50+ score because he is so slow that Pakistan never crosses 300 runs mark.

  • on December 21, 2013, 4:38 GMT

    people are blaming misbah for batting but he batted well because at the end if pak lose 1 wicket they give away 3-4 wickets.

  • taslu613 on December 21, 2013, 5:19 GMT

    Tanvir's 30 runs in two over cost them the match.Tanvir should not be brought back .Unnecessary throw was also one of the loosing cause.But it was a nice match.i think everyone enjoyed it very much.I hope pakistan will come back in next match.

  • Naseer on December 21, 2013, 6:10 GMT

    Biggest problem with Misbah is that he is very SLOW, not only in his batting but also in realizing match situations, pitch conditions, instead of blaming bowling he should blame the style of his and Shahzad's batting it was extremly slow considering new rule of field restrictions where only maximum of 4 fielders are allowed outside circle, I think Pakistan last the match in midde overs of Pak innings when Srilankan bolwers were bowling and both Misbah and Shazad were playing too many dot balls, because at the end of the inning when we saw Afridi going hammering the bowlers it was clear that the total is not dependable, Misbah is also very slow to realize and capitalize the current batting form of Afridi, since last few matches he is no red hotform he should have been promoted in batting order by Misbah, because he seems very hungry for a big score.

  • Fast_Track_Bully on December 21, 2013, 6:55 GMT

    Don't worry Mishba, a player labelled world's best bowler was the one who gave away highest runs in the match.Your bowlers are far better than him.

  • M.gundroo on December 21, 2013, 6:56 GMT

    Good batting tracks to help our batsmen to build their confidence but it is not so good for young bowlers. So hail Tanveer at best is for 20/20 not for one dayers . Not much choice here . even anwar Ali cannot be expected to do lot on these flat tracks as he lacks pace and there is not much swing here.