Pakistan off to a solid start in Cricket World Cup 2011

Pakistan has made a decent start to their World Cup campaign by first defeating Kenya by 205 runs and then toppling the Cup favorites, Sri Lanka, by 11 runs. Considering what we the fans had to go through last year, these two wins come as welcome relieve for us.

However, going forward Pakistan think tank must make some changes in the team, or else we might not go too far in this tournament. As seen in the last game against Lanka, Pakistan is short of a specialist bowler at the moment. Wahab Riaz must be played in the team to strengthen the bowling. But the question is whom could he replace? Tough decisions will have to be taken, but I would drop Ahmed Shehzad and have Kamran Akmal open with Hafeez, followed by the usual batting order.

Also, I feel like that Razzaq is being wasted at number 8. He should come to play at least with ten overs to spare so he could make an impact that he is so capable of. Also, he shouldn’t be opening the bowling. New ball should be shared by Wahab and Shoaib Akhtar.

The mission of this team should not only be winning this World Cup, but also to restore some faith of its followers and the cricket fraternity in Pakistan cricket by playing some great-clean cricket. We can’t afford any more controversies and I sincerely hope that this team can maintain a positive image throughout this tournament. Go Team Pakistan!

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