Karachi: Pakistan One-day commander Azhar Ali is confronting the warmth after the group drooped to an embarrassing 169-run rout in the third ODI against England to trail the five-match arrangement 0-3. Calls to sack the senior batsman, who was a shock decision for the ODI captaincy after the retirement of Misbah-ul-Haq finally year's World Cup, have developed after Pakistan were trounced by a record edge in the third ODI at Nottingham.
Previous players are vexed after England posted the most astounding ever One-day International aggregate of 444 for three and cavorted home to a major win to seal the arrangement. "It is the ideal opportunity for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to concede they committed an error in selecting Azhar as the ODI commander and choose another person for the arrangement against the West Indies one month from now," previous Test chief Javed Miandad said.
"It look bad to name Azhar a year ago despite the fact that he was not in the ODI group subsequent to 2013," the previous incredible said. Miandad said the conspicuous decision was wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmad. "One-day cricket has changed a great deal since we played and today I think England gave us a wretched lesson in how to play 50 overs. We were dominated and mortified," he said.
Another previous Pakistan awesome Wasim Akram has likewise sponsored Sarfaraz as the following evident decision to be ODI skipper. The minute guardian is as of now been designated the national T20 captain after Pakistan floundered wretchedly in the World T20 in India in April, that prompted the evacuation of Shahid Afridi as chief.
Wasim said Pakistan immediately expected to change its methodology on the most proficient method to play ODI cricket and for this an adjustment in captaincy was required. "I think it is the correct time to offer duty to Sarfaraz and make him ODI skipper. He is an entertainer under weight and he can realize a change," Wasim said on 'Geo News' channel. Another previous Test chief Ramiz Raja likewise felt that Azhar Ali must feel significantly more weight after Pakistan's slide in restricted overs cricket.
"I am recently worried that in the end this weight and feedback may influence his Test cricket exhibitions." Azhar, a normal in the Test squad too, has likewise gone under feedback for his moderate batting style. Previous Test opener and head mentor Mohsin Khan said Pakistan's annihilation in the third ODI was exceptionally frustrating. "Where are we going in this arrangement.
It will be a major test now for mentor Mickey Arthur to recreate his accomplishment of the Test matches into constrained over cricket," he said. Mohsin felt that Arthur expected to consider every option on how he could change the fortunes of Pakistan in ODI cricket. "It will be an extreme test for him. While we have a settled Test side and are number one, it is precisely the inverse in ODI cricket," he regretted.
The arrangement rout has left Pakistan in a tricky position as they were at that point grieving at ninth position in the ICC ODI rankings before the begin of the elastic in England. A source in the PCB said that a meeting would be held before the group leaves for UAE for the home arrangement against the West Indies. "The meeting will be held once the two top PCB authorities, Shaharyar Khan and Najam Sethi likewise come back from England. Be that as it may, signs are that the board may now be constrained into dropping its backing for Azhar," the source said.