‘Pathetic’ Pakistan will struggle to qualify for Super 8s: Wasim Akram after USA loss

Wasim Akram slammed the performance of Pakistan during their shock loss to the USA in the T20 World Cup on June 7, Thursday. Akram feels Pakistan will struggle to make it to the Super 8s of the T20 World Cup.

This defeat likely amplifies pressure on the team and coaching staff to address underlying issues and improve performance swiftly. As Pakistan recalibrates its strategy, all eyes will be on their subsequent matches to see if they can bounce back from this setback and reclaim their competitive edge.

In Short

  • Pakistan lost to USA in the Super Over
  • Akram urged the Pakistan players to show some fight
  • Pakistan will now head to New York to take on India on June 9

Wasim Akram slammed the performance by Pakistan in their shock loss to USA and claimed that Babar Azam and his men will struggle to reach the Super 8s of the T20 World Cup 2024 on Thursday, June 7. Pakistan had to suffer a humbling defeat at the hands of the hosts in Dallas, as they were outclassed in all departments of the game. The match on Thursday was marred by instances of inconsistency with bat, ball and on the field.

Speaking after the loss to ESPNCricinfo, Akram labelled the performance ‘pathetic’ and claimed that he along with the Pakistan team fans were confident they would win. The bowling legend would then praise USA’s performance and for getting 19 runs in the Super Over. Akram feels Pakistan could struggle to get to the next round as they have to play India and two other good teams.

“Pathetic performance. They were playing against USA. I was confident, Pakistani fans were confident that they will win. Credit to the way USA played their cricket. The first innings, the second innings, when they came out to chase and of course, the Super Over.”