Simon Doull backs Pakistan’s strategy in match against Canada

Pakistan beat Canada by seven wickets on Tuesday

By Web Desk
June 12, 2024
Doull also highlighted the importance of net run-rate ahead of the match between India and USA today in New York. - BCCI

Former New Zealand cricketer and renowned commentator Simon Doull backed Pakistan’s strategy during the run-chase against Canada on Tuesday.

In a must-win T20 World Cup 2024 match, Pakistan chased down 107-run target in 17.3 overs with seven wickets in hand.

“We did see some aggressive intent [from Pakistan] but that pitch is very difficult to play anything across the line and to get the timing right down the ground. First and foremost, the two points were the big key for them and don’t have any periods where you let Canada back in the game and give your wickets away,” Doull said on Cricbuzz.

Doull also highlighted the importance of net run-rate ahead of the match between India and USA today in New York.

“They still did it with 15 balls to spare which will do their run-rate a bit of good and India can help them with a comfortable win over the USA. Then Pakistan and USA might be on a similar sort of situation as far as run-rate is concerned by the end of tomorrow,” he added.

This was Pakistan’s first in the event after suffering losses against the USA and India.

With one more match to play, here is how Pakistan can qualify for the T20 World Cup Super 8 round while keeping in mind other results.

June 12: USA vs India — India win

June 14: USA vs Ireland — Ireland win

June 15: Canada vs India — India win

June 16: Ireland vs Pakistan — Pakistan win

If all the results go according to the above-mentioned scenario, Pakistan will have four points from four matches, while India will have eight. The USA will finish their group-stage campaign with the same points as Pakistan while Canada and Ireland will have two points each.

In the above-mentioned scenario, India will directly qualify for the Super Eight while the USA and Pakistan will have four points. In that case, Net Run Rate (NRR) will come into play. The Green Shirts need to register a big-margin victory against Ireland and also hope the USA lose to India and Ireland with considerable margins.

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