Former Pakistani captain Misbah-ul-Haq believes that Pakistan’s triumphs towards the unimpressive Australian and New Zealand sides had been essential to the nation’s ascent to the highest spot within the ODI rankings. He stated that it’s essential to contemplate the information whereas figuring out a workforce’s place.
After successful the sequence towards Australia at house, India is at present one of the best aspect in ODI cricket. After beating New Zealand 4-1 within the five-match ODI sequence at house earlier this 12 months, Pakistan rose to the highest spot on the earth rankings.
Throughout a dialogue with co-panellists on A Sports activities, Misbah-ul-Haq shared his opinions on Pakistan being one of many top-ranked groups going into the ODI World Cup, as he believes the Males in Inexperienced had confronted New Zealand and Australia carrying younger and fewer skilled gamers, which helped them to attain the No.1 ODI rankings.
“New Zealand and Australia got here to Pakistan. They had been the top-ranked groups. Their C and D workforce got here. We received towards them and our ranking factors elevated. Then West Indies and different groups got here and we received towards them as nicely. We grew to become blissful by attaining the No. 1 rank, however we must always hold precise information in thoughts,” Misbah acknowledged.
“Australia’s C workforce even received one match towards us. The New Zealand’s D workforce got here, as all their foremost gamers went for IPL. We have to realistically take into consideration the place we stand as our foremost workforce is enjoying and their third-tier gamers are enjoying, but they’re getting so near us. Rating doesn’t matter,” Misbah-ul-Haq additional stated.
Throughout an ODI sequence in 2022, Pakistan defeated Australia 2-1. In a four-match ODI sequence earlier this 12 months, Pakistan dominated the New Zealanders 4-1. Babar Azam-led aspect grew to become the top-ranked ODI workforce for the primary time after the victory over the Kiwis on the house soil.
I Additionally Have Reservations About The Central Contract – Misbah-ul-Haq
Misbah-ul-Haq feels that key gamers in several codecs ought to have a high class within the central contract and added that the choice committee and workforce administration ought to be held chargeable for the ends in the forthcoming World Cup.
“I even have issues about this. They determined beforehand with the workforce administration. We can also’t perceive this determination and there’s no enter from us, I even have reservations in regards to the central contract, it wasn’t my enter.” Misbah-ul-Haq added
Pakistan will look to begin their World Cup marketing campaign with victory towards the less-ranked opponent the Netherlands on October sixth in Hyderabad.