This is the Strange Advice Sikander Bakht Just Gave to the Pakistan Cricket Team

Former Pakistan cricketer-turned analyst, Sikander Bakht, has a knack of staying in the news for his uncalled for criticism of current players.

This time around, the former fast bowler’s advice to Pakistan team is making rounds on social media. The 61-year old has suggested Pakistan to bowl first and restrict Bangladesh to a small total and then go for the chase in the specified number of overs to qualify.

Here’s what he said:

While the statisticians from across the globe have ruled out the possibility of Pakistan qualifying while bowling first, Sikander has made a mockery of himself with his analysis.

The only chance that I see is that Pakistan bowl first. after winning the toss.
According to the stats experts, Sarfaraz XI has to score 350 runs and beat Bangladesh by 311 runs or score 400 runs and then beat Bangladesh by 316 runs. The margins will change with the score, however, Pakistan can only win if they post a huge total and then bowl out Bangladesh very cheaply.

  • I think what he means to say is if Pakistan bowls first and say, restricts Bangladesh to 150 then Pakistan can “possibly” achieve the target within 10-12 overs. Remaining 38-40 overs will improve run rate as much as defending 500. I will go with Sikandar. Of course, I don’t know if I am right.

    • Pakistan will be knocked out if Pakistan bowls first.
      They will probably have to restrict Bangladesh to 0 and then chase the target with a wide or some other weird scenario to qualify.

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