Defeating Pakistan is not a turnaround, now eyes on the semi-finals but the road is difficult. – News in Hindi – Hindi News, News, Latest-Breaking News in Hindi
Zimbabwe’s team could not qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 2019. The performance of the team was very poor. After that I got an opportunity to join the Zimbabwe team as a coach. From there the story of preparing the team started and today the team defeated Pakistan in a big upset in the T20 World Cup. Now it has become difficult for him to reach the semi-finals, while our hopes have increased. Defeating Pakistan, I don’t consider reversal. We had defeated him in the T20 match at home. Not only this, we were also able to come close to winning the series. However, this could not happen due to lack of experience.
Around 1990, Zimbabwe had legendary players like Grant Flower, Andy Flower. We were also giving competition to big teams. But after 2000, the performance of the team started declining. But with the performance of the players in the current World Cup, we are once again on the way to regain the old status. There are senior players like Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Craig Irwin in the team, while on the other hand there are many young players including Brad Evans, Garawa, who are ready to take the team forward. Talking about the match against Pakistan, it is not easy for any team to score 11 runs in the last over.
Apart from fielding, Zimbabwe also bowled well during the match. Even though Mohammad Nawaz and Mohammad Wasim shared a 34-run partnership after taking 6 wickets for 94 runs. But it was becoming difficult for him to score runs. We knew that one wicket would fall, the game would change. The same thing happened. Shaheen Afridi, who landed after Nawaz’s dismissal, could not score 3 runs in a ball. Talking about the Perth wicket, there was good bounce here and our fast bowlers took full advantage of it.
Evans was bowling the last over. 8 runs were made in the first 3 balls. I always tell the bowlers that you keep things normal. If you think too much, then you will not be able to work properly on your plan. In the last 3 balls, he implemented the same and the team got the benefit of it. You can’t change any team in one night. But now after defeating Pakistan, the attitude of other teams will also change towards us and they will take us seriously.
This World Cup is going to be very important. Now apart from IPL, we will also get a chance to play more and more matches with big teams. This is the result of our years of hard work. Now 2 matches of the team are to be played from Netherlands and Bangladesh. We have won matches and series against them as well. In such a situation, if we are able to register a win here, then the semi-final is not far away. Have to go against India too. However, there is still room for improvement in the batting. We depend on only a few players for this.
You can call this T20 World Cup a World Cup with a twist. The West Indies team could not make it to the Super-12. Ireland defeated England. This is because everything has changed in Australia. It is not easy to score runs with fours and sixes on the big ground here. You have to fight to score runs. Overall, we are not thinking too far ahead. But the semi-final hope has not been given up.
Lalchand RajputFormer Cricketer and Coach
Former Indian Cricketer and Coach. Lalchand Rajput, who played for India from 1985 to 1987, is currently the coach of Zimbabwe.