Pakistan’s team is mentally weak, says Misbah

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ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan captain Misbah ul Haq dismissed Pakistan team as mentally weak after their 89-run loss against arch-rivals India in a match of the Cricket World Cup in Manchester.

“The team was under pressure from the start and made many mistakes,” Misbah told Geo TV.

“There were also flaws in the team selection. They don’t even know who are their best six batsman and five bowlers.”

Pakistan lacks discipline and consistency, Misbah said, adding that India were among the top teams due to their consistency.

India extended their unbeaten record against Pakistan in World Cups to seven matches, with Rohit Sharma’s second century of the tournament setting up an 89-run (DLS) win at Old Trafford.

With the threat of rain looming and on a pitch that had spent time under covers in the lead up to the match, Pakistan put India in to bat. However, the decision backfired as India posted 336/5, and then turned the screws to take four wickets for 12 runs in triggering a fatal middle-order collapse.