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"Best Example Of Nepotism": Pakistan's Young Star Criticised for Lacklustre Performance

Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batter Azam Khan faced severe criticism from fans following his lacklustre performance against England in the fourth T20I. The 25-year-old was out for a duck in just 5 deliveries and struggled with fielding, dropping a couple of easy catches. Fans expressed disappointment with Azam’s recent form, especially with the T20 World Cup approaching, […]

"Best Example Of Nepotism": Pakistan's Young Star Criticised for Lacklustre Performance

Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batter Azam Khan faced severe criticism from fans following his lacklustre performance against England in the fourth T20I. The 25-year-old was out for a duck in just 5 deliveries and struggled with fielding, dropping a couple of easy catches. Fans expressed disappointment with Azam’s recent form, especially with the T20 World Cup approaching, leading to heated discussions about his selection, given his lineage as the son of former captain Moin Khan.

In the encounter at The Oval, England displayed a strong all-around performance, securing a seven-wicket victory over Pakistan. Opting to bowl first, England contained Pakistan to a modest 157 runs, with leg-spinner Adil Rashid shining with figures of 2-27. Phil Salt and captain Jos Buttler provided a rapid start to England’s chase, sharing an explosive opening partnership of 82 runs in under seven overs.

Despite a brief flurry of wickets, Harry Brook’s finishing six off paceman Haris Rauf sealed the win for England with more than three overs to spare, as they reached 158-6. This victory secured a 2-0 series triumph for England, with two matches in the series washed out due to rain, showcasing England’s strong form ahead of the T20 World Cup.

Reflecting on the win, Buttler expressed confidence in the team’s preparation and camaraderie, highlighting a positive atmosphere within the squad during training sessions.

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