Pakistan’s Poor Bowling, Fielding Blamed for T20I Loss to Ireland, Says Captain Babar Azam

Babar Azam blames poor bowling and fielding for Pakistan's T20I loss to Ireland

Babar Azam pinned Pakistan’s inaugural T20I defeat against Ireland on subpar bowling and fielding performance. Following the match, Babar highlighted the team’s inability to execute their strategies effectively, particularly in the early overs. Despite setting a respectable total of 182 runs while batting first, Babar believed their bowling and fielding let them down.

“We didn’t start well in the initial overs; the pitch had varying pace and bounce. Although we managed to recover and post 182, I reckon 190 would have been a competitive score. However, our bowling and fielding lacked precision. We failed to stick to our plans and committed some costly errors in the field,” Babar remarked.

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While Pakistan initially showed promise in defending their target by snagging two quick wickets, a partnership between Andrew Balbirnie and Harry Tector shifted momentum in Ireland’s favor. Although Shaheen Afridi eventually dismissed Balbirnie, contributions from other Irish batsmen, notably George Dockrell, were pivotal in securing victory.

The second T20I clash between the two teams is scheduled for Sunday.

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