ICC World Twenty20: PCB to analyse Pakistan's loss at the hands of West Indies

Updated: 02 April 2014 21:39 IST

Pakistan crashed to a big defeat against the Windies in a must-win match which has led to widespread calls for the axing of senior players like Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal and even captain Mohammad Hafeez.

ICC World Twenty20: PCB to analyse Pakistan's loss at the hands of West Indies

Karachi:

The Pakistan Cricket Board is set to conduct a review of the national team's stunning defeat at the hands of the West Indies that led to their ouster from the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

Pakistan crashed to a big defeat against the Windies in a must-win match on Tuesday which has led to widespread calls for the axing of senior players like Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal and even captain Mohammad Hafeez.

Senior cricket consultant of the national team and former captain Zaheer Abbas on Wednesday made it clear he would ask the PCB to conduct a post-mortem into the team's performance.

"Yes I will be meeting with the (PCB) chairman this week and will give him my report and my belief is strong that after the post-mortem all those who haven't been able to deliver for the country for a while now should be replaced, he said on returning home from Dhaka.

"Even when parts of a car are not useful for its running they are replaced. The defeat to the West Indies has hurt us and we need to learn from it and improve quickly," Zaheer said.

The former captain maintained that Pakistan's batting remained a problem and he needed more time to work with the players and improve them.

"The batsmen are not able to play big shots which is required in T20 cricket and the temperament is also questionable. Our perfomrance against the West Indies was very disappointing," Zaheer said.

He said he stuck to his earlier statement that Pakistan's batsmen were not world class and needed to work on their game.

Pakistan's head coach Moin Khan said that there was nothing wrong to lose a match after a tough fight.

"But the way we lost is not acceptable and though we need to keep in mind this team has done well in the recent past but we need to find out why the batting collapsed so badly," he said.

"We were just unable to take advantage of the power play overs as we kept on losing wickets and we lost our way completely," he said.

Topics : Cricket
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