View Poll Results: Why Pakistan lost 4-0 to England?

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  • Defensive strategies

    2 66.67%
  • Lack of youngsters

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    0 0%
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Thread: Statistical Analysis: Why Pak lost 4-0 to England

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    Statistical Analysis: Why Pak lost 4-0 to England

    After the 4-0 loss to England in the recently concluded ODIs, I decided to analyze the performance of both teams to understand the areas Pakistan needs to work on if they are to improve in ODIs.

    Here is my analysis:

    http://cricketingbrains.blogspot.com...di-review.html

    Please share your views and let me know what you think is the main reason behind the 4-0 thrashing?


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    It will take some time to read through that analysis, looks good though!

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    I'd love to hear the feedback (especially if they are backed with great stats! )

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    England clearly won it in the overs 0-10, 21-35 in the wickets department and hence were able to take advantage of it in the last 15 overs. England's Avg run-rate was higher through out the innings that of Pakistan's hence the wickets in hand. Defensive strategy is not working in the ODIs anymore, we have seen that in CB series. Australia and Sri Lanka are winning games with attacking fielding and bowling. Pakistan bowlers failed to get early wickets, on the other hand England bowlers stuck early and dented Pakistan's innings for the rest of the period. Over-confidence after the Test series was also another reason for Pakistan's defeat.

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    You make a good point regarding OVER CONFIDENCE

    Misbah is backing too many old players in ODIs (Rahman, Farhat, Malik, YK) which is not good for Pakistan. These guys won't be there for the next WC.

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    Yes that is very true, Even Misbah himself won't be there. He is 37 already, Pakistan must get some youngsters in the ODI team now looking in to the Future.

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    Well, yea but they shouldn't get rid of every1 immediately. Misbah should stay along with Hafeez, Afridi, Ajmal & Gul.
    These are the senior most men Pak has currently (yes Hafeez & Afridi may not be the most mature batsmen - mind you they are mature bowlers)
    and build a team around these men

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    yea but they gotta start planning now for the world-cup.

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    I didn't follow the ODI Series, so I don't have anything to add to that.

    Nice article you have written. Reps!

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    The quality in the fast bowling really was the difference to be honest. As Binning said England always got off to good starts with both bat and ball. Pakistan probably the stronger in the middle overs though.

    What hasn't been brought up is the amount of overs Ajmal can bowl. He can only bowl a 5th of the overs available. That wasn't the case in the tests.

    Take the second innings at Abu Dhabi for instance. Seam bowled about 3 of the 40 odd overs then.
    Playing left arm spin better than the national side, since the age of 12
    Kallis a minnow basher you say?
    FTB you say?