Mohammad Hafeez making a comeback for Pakistan did not get the ideal start here. This is the opening game between Pakistan and Zimbabwe in the tri nation t20 series. Mohammad Hafeez is out here after making just seven runs with the bat. Jarvis took him out as Hafeez went too early to play another attacking shot. The ball was not there to be hit. Hafeez could not time it well enough and Masakadza takes a really good catch here. There is problem for Pakistan here as they lose their first wicket early. Hafeez has been having issues with the bat. He is not getting runs and as a result he is under pressure. He has to get runs in order to make sure he stays in the Pakistan team. The performances are the main criteria to be in the team for Pakistan. A lot of things would be running through the mind of the Pakistani opener in the games now.
Hafeez was too early to advance down the pitch. It seems that Jarvis picked him up straight away dancing down the track and as a result he pitched this one short. Now when you are dancing down the track a short ball is your worst nightmare. You as a batsman have to adjust a lot to hit your shot. This is what has happened to the Pakistani opener here. The ball was short and there was no other place for Hafeez to hit it but straight. Now there was every chance of him hitting the ball as an edge and in the end he did edge the ball and full credit to Masakadza who took a really fine catch. It may have looked easy but such catches are never easy at all. The ball was going over him and the adjustment he made was excellent.
The catch was taken at the end and Hafeez had to take his walk back to the dressing room. Pakistan needs runs here and they have to post a good solid total against the hosts Zimbabwe. This is t20 cricket and you are never certain about one team winning or losing in this format. There are many examples in which weak teams won in this format. So Pakistan has to make a stiff total so that there bowling can have something to bowl at. The likes of Amir and Hasan needs something to bowl at. So for Zimbabwe the aim would be to make sure Pakistan does not get a good total. The bowling from the men in green is the best in the three teams and hence one can say this bowling line can take Pakistan to the crown as well. Pakistan at the moment is trying to hit boundaries and get the runs required in the power play.