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Nasser Hussain compares Pak vs Ind batting

Pakistan don't have players like Suryakumar and Pandya, says Nasser Hussain

Ex-England cricketer and now a commentator has analyzed the difference between Pakistan’s and India’s batting line-ups. Seeking the recently-concluded ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Nasser Hussain feels the men in green’s batting was below par as they lack the middle-order solution like Hardik Pandya and the hard-hitter like Suryakumar Yadav.

Quoting two Indian players as examples, Nasser called Pakistan’s batting lacking depth. Answering on his social media why he always rates Indian batting better than Pakistan, he said,

“Twitter was going ballistic saying ‘how you go on about India and not Pakistan’. It’s a completely different thing. Pakistan don’t have the batting depth we saw in the last few overs in the final. They don’t have players like Suryakumar Yadav or Hardik Pandya to come in and smash it,”

At the same time, he has heaped praises on the Pakistani bowling unit, saying that they have the capability to stay in the game despite giving an underdog target. His statement reads,

“Also, Pakistan have the best bowling line-up. So, if they get par, even less than par, they are still in the game. If India get par against England on a pitch like Adelaide, you are out of the game. One thing is for certain, India have players. The problem is not the players, it’s the mindset. They need an Eoin Morgan-type character, who would say go in and smash it for 20 overs,”

It is pertinent to mention here that India’s Yadav ended his World Cup stint as the third-highest run-scorer after counterpart Virat Kohli and Netherland’s Max O’Dowd. He amassed 239 runs at an average of 59.75 in six innings. In comparison, all-rounder Pandya slammed 128 runs from five games averaging 25.60, which is not so high, yet Hussain believes he has more ability than Pakistani batters.

Unfortunately, no Pakistani batter appears in the top 10 list of most run-scorers in the World Cup 2022. Mohammad Rizwan and Shan Masood are the joint highest run-maker for Pakistan, placed at 14th and 15th, respectively, with 175 runs apiece, averaging 25 and 43.75 from seven innings for each.

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