Why Pakistani Cricket Team failed in Cricket World Cup 2019 Campaign. This is not new that The Pakistan Cricket Team has been giving unpredictable results from the beginning. Of course, their victory in 1992 World Cup and in Champions Trophy 2017. They always failed predictors about them. That is why people should not expect from them anything, instead, they should support them with positive approach. indeed, every Pakistani supports the national team. It does not matter, which sport it is. Moreover, their victory in any sport is also a moment of pride for us. It is also a sign of nationalism.
Why Pakistani Cricket Team failed is an answerable question. If we look back to the history of Pakistani Cricket World Cup campaigns, our team was able to end the Cricket World Cup 1975 up to Group Stage. Whereas, in Cricket World Cup1979, they reached into Semi-Finals. In Cricket World Cup 1983, Pakistani Cricket Team ended with Semi-Finals. If we look into their performance of Cricket World Cup 1987, they again reached up to Semi-Finals. This was their hat-trick of reaching into Semi-Finals.
In the Cricket World Cup 1992, Pakistani Cricket Team lead by legendary All-rounder and their Captain since 1987 proved their cricketing-mettle. This time they won the ICC Cricket World Cup by defeating the England Cricket Team. So, Pakistani Cricket Team, which reached in 3 consecutive Semi-Finals, this time not only reached into Final but also grappled the Cricket World Cup as well. They won the ICC Cricket World Cup 1992, with the hard work, Luck, and Prayers of the nation. In the ICC Cricket World Cup 1996, Pakistani Cricket Team lead by Wasim Akram ended their campaign into Quarters Finals. In the ICC Cricket World Cup 1999, Pakistani Cricket Team lead by Wasim Akram again tried to repeat the history of 1992 by brilliant performance throughout the tournament. Australian Cricket Team lead by Stever Waugh defeated Pakistani Cricket Team in the final match.
In ICC Cricket World Cup 2003, Pakistani Team was lead by Waqar Younis and in ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 team was lead by Inzamam ul Haq respectively. Pakistani Cricket Team ended their campaigns in both of these tournaments up to Group Stages. Pakistani Cricket Team lead by legendary Shahid Khan Afridi reached up to Semi-Finals of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. However, India defeated them in the Semi-Final. In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Pakistani Cricket Team reached up to Quarters-Finals. In this world cup, Pakistani Cricket Team was lead by Legendary Batsman, Misbah ul Haq.
Pakistani Cricket Team played a 5 matches ODI Series with England prior to ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. England defeated them by 4-0 in the series. Whereas, rain-interrupted one of the matches. After this Series, Afghanistan Cricket Team defeated Pakistan in the warm-up match. In ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, West Indies defeated Pakistani Cricket Team in the first match. Then they defeated the England, favorite team of this World Cup. Indian Cricket Team defeated Pakistani Cricket Team with 89 runs after D/L Method came into existence. The rain stopped the match on different occasions. However, Indian Cricket Team set a total of 336 runs in 50 overs. Pakistani Cricket Team scored 212 in 40 overs.
Pakistani Cricket Tem came under severe criticism as soon as they lost their big match from India. The reason was the high expectations of the Pakistani Spectators. When we talk about cricket, performance is more important than the result. Sometimes, good teams lose the matches due to under-par performance. Whereas, on a few occasions, ordinary teams won the match due to their brilliant performance. If we talk about the past performance of Pakistani Cricket Team, they were unable to give a brilliant performance in past series. New Zealand defeated them after record 49 years in a home series. Later on, Australia won against them at the United Arab Emirates. The series against England was also the continuation of their bad performance.
However, cricket is by chance and no victory or defeat is permanent. On a few occasions, Small Teams like Ireland can defeat big teams like South Africa and Pakistan. Whereas, good teams like Australia also lose to small teams like Bangladesh. Same was an example of Pakistani Cricket Team defeat to Afghanistan in Warm-Up Match. In a Warm-Up match, all teams give chance to their 15 players as per rule. In this way, they can change their good batsman into good bowlers.
Why Pakistani Cricket Team failed and Sarfraz Ahmed is not the reason. However, he is under severe criticism form Senior Players, Electronic Media and Fans as well. This can happen with any player. However, Senior Players, Electronic Media, and Fans should stand with him, instead of using hate speech against him.
This Sarfraz Ahmed enabled the team to win the Mini-Cricket World Cup. ICC Champions Trophy is a Mini World Cup. Pakistani Cricket Team defeated their Arch Rival India by a big margin in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final. Whenever a team performs brilliant or bad, it involves the effort of all players. So, the responsibility of the victory or defeat should also be shared by the whole team by the Whole Team. In this tournament, Pakistani Cricket Team was also in or out in the tournament. However, in the better performances of the end matches, they were able to reach into finals. One of the brilliant aspects of the Pakistani Cricket Team was the magnificent hundred of Fakhar Zaman.
There are a number of things, which played their role in under par performance of Pakistani Cricket Team. Team Selection is one of them. As far As Team Selection is concerned, Asif Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Muhammad Hasnain should not be given the chance into Cricket World Cup 2019. They are needed to train and groom at the domestic level. Because you can not give a player a chance to play a mega event on the basis of a domestic tournament.
Pakistani Cricket Team also needed to give special importance to their fielding. Pakistani Cricket Team is unable to perform in the fielding for a few years. Even the changes of Fielding Coach also remained in vain for them. To overcome this problem, special attention should be given to the aspect of fielding during Player Selection. Like South African Cricket Team, if a player is best in batting or bowling, he should not be included until he proves his mettle in fielding.
Hard Work is an important aspect of any sports. Therefore, Pakistani Cricketers should be trained to work hard to improve their shortcomings. To err is human, and it is also the symbol of the human being. However, learning from mistakes is a positive approach. Moreover, Coaching Staff should also analyze the performances of every match, whether they won or lost, mistakes should be thoroughly analyzed and discussed with the players as well. Instead of criticism, players should be encouraged to perform better.