Inzamam slams Pakistan after ODI mauling


Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has slammed the team for their performances so far on tour in New Zealand, saying  the manner of the defeats is most concerning.

The Asian side have already surrendered the five-match ODI series after losing the first three games, the last of which was a 183-run loss in Dunedin on Saturday when they were bowled out for just 74.

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Inzamam, who played 120 Tests and 378 ODIs, says the team is not playing to their true potential.

Speaking to reporters in Karachi, Inzamam said: “Obviously we are all disappointed at the manner in which the team capitulated on Saturday.

“Selectors had picked the best available squad of players and the core of them won the ICC Champions Trophy only six months ago.

“No doubt the pitches in New Zealand are tough for most touring teams because it takes time to adjust to the conditions there.

“I always maintain it is no disgrace when you lose a game but to be not playing to potential is something that is unacceptable.

“What has disturbed us the most is that the experienced lot has not been able to perform so far and that’s not a good sign.”

The Pakistan legend is confident though that they can turn things around in the remaining two ODI games and in the three-match T20I series that will follow.

The final two ODI matches will be played on Tuesday and Friday while the T20I series starts on 22 January.

Inzamam concluded; “Pakistan can still make a comeback in the remaining of the One Day International series and have an even chance of winning of the T20I series as of New Zealand.”