Pakistan Team’s Do or Die Match Could Fetch Any Result

Pakistan vs Ireland World Cup 2015 match preview

Pakistan vs Ireland World Cup 2015 match preview
ADELAIDE – As the historic victory against South Africa has already charged the Green Shirts, Pakistan team is all set to face the unpredictable, Ireland, who has the history to beat Pakistan before.

Amongst a group of seven, Pakistan is on the third position, one step ahead of Ireland, ready to qualify for the quarterfinals.

In any other sport, this would be a favourable position to be in, but sadly, this is cricket. Unlike football, Pakistan cannot qualify for the next round with a nil draw.

The game of cricket is cruel. Pakistan has yet to make it through the next round, and if things do not work out, we might be on the flight back home sooner than expected.

Coming down to the match, the winning formula for Pakistan should be to include our very own ‘Messi’ – Yasir Shah – in the playing 11 for an all-important encounter.

Many may question the inclusion of Shah in the team, especially when our current bowling attack, which has defended two of the lowest totals in the tournament, has proven to be beyond remarkable.

However, as I mentioned in my last post, it all comes down to smart cricket and including Shah will prove to be a smart decision, regardless of what the result may be.

Adelaide is one ground in Australia where Asian teams feel at home, whereas, the home team feels out of their comfort zones. It is the sort of pitch one comes across in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, where you can play a shot on the up without having to worry about the bounce and lateral movement.

It is a pitch that is slow in nature and tends to get better as the game goes on, proving to be of great help to a spinner.

Going through the statistics of the top seven grounds, which include Adelaide, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA), Brisbane, Hobart and Canberra, I thought that it would either be Sydney or Adelaide with the best strike rate for spinners.
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