Saturday Jun 01, 2019
NOTTINGHAM: Former leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed who is the assistant coach for the West Indies devised a strategy that proved to be the difference in the match against Pakistan.
Pakistan’s batting was dismantled by the West Indies pace attack for 105. The match was easily won by the West Indies with seven wickets to spare.
The West Indies pacers attacked the Pakistani batting with short pitch deliveries. Mushtaq Ahmed has revealed that this was his strategy as a new and bouncy pitch at Trent Bridge was used for the match.
During the post-match news conference, Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed said the team would make a comeback in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
“We lost some quick wickets in first ten overs and we couldn’t recover well from the early setback,” he said.
“We knew exactly how West Indies would bowl to us and we were well prepared, but we couldn’t execute it,” Sarfaraz said, adding the spell by Andre Russell changed the game.