In the knockout game of 3-match series, Zimbabwe (ZIM) romped against Pakistan (PAK) team to keep themselves alive in the contest. But they have failed to do against the underdog team of Pakistan. The strategy applied by Zimbabwe team backfires with his weak captain and in experience bowling attack.
Over the years, Zimbabwe team has produced some great talents but again it was teamwork missing in the end. Talent wins matches, but teamwork wins series and tournaments. If your relying on the few players to win every game then it’s biggest loophole in the team. With one more to go in the series hope we see some fight from the minnows called Zimbabwe team. Having said, let us take a look at three players who flopped in a match.
Brendon Taylor (ZIM)
With one player team can’t going to win every game. Zimbabwe team batting has been revolve around Brendon Taylor very sharply. If he performed there are clear chances team will win but if he failed to score the chances of victory is very less. Same goes in the second T-20 match after putting to bat first Zimbabwe lost his opener at the score of 5/1 in the form of Brendon Taylor.
There are players like Sean Williams and Sikander Raza to provide depth in the batting but again there batting order is improper. Team has to keep these players at the top order to provide resistance in case of early wickets.
Sean Williams (ZIM)
Another big name from the minniows called Zimbabwe team had failed to deliver upto his strengths. With the wicket of Brendon Taylor, Sean Williams joined chibhabha to stop further more dents into the team. But only managed to scored 13 runs before getting completely missed on the delivery of Faheem Ashfraf, which has hit the stumps.
This was the time for Williams to define his character in the crisis situation but once he has failed to do and left his team in complete trouble who in the end only managed to score 134 runs in the 20 overs.
Another dependable batsman around whom Zimbabwe team batting revolve around. Over the years, Raza has been vital cog for his side with dependable batting knocks across the formats. With 3 wickets down at the score 38, Raza joined Madhevere to provide resistance to the team score.
This was the time for player like Raza to rose upto the occasion and set the world on fire with his match winning knock to take his team to victory and make the series more interesting. But that’s has never happened and at the score of 7 runs Qadir cleaned up his stumps to stop his innings.