When Pakistan Are Hot, They’re Really Hot: Mitchell Santner


Once again, the unpredictable ‘Pakistan’ has outclassed the unbeaten ‘New Zealand’ in the biggest ICC tournament. No wonder, the kiwis were in their huge form and were killing every match, until they played Pakistan.

Previously, the New Zealand bowler ‘santner’ has praised Pakistan on their Champion Trophy victory. Pakistan smashed England in cardif, and then India in the Champion Trophy final with their best of the play. They started the tournament with a big loss at the hands of India, but the team revived like never before.

Its all about the momentum that helps the team win big Matches. Pakistan are right up there with some of the best.

Santner On Pakistan’s Champion Trophy Victory

Muhammad Amir and Shaheen Afridi broke the nerves of the New Zealand openers on Wednesday who couldn’t stay for much long. Wickets continued to topple for the kiwis as Shaheen removed Munro and Taylor with his sensational bowling. He was previously not playing against India and Australia, until yesterday, Sarfaraz realized his need.

The change , did work for Pakistan. New Zealand managed to score 230 runs with the help of Neesham who played a brilliant knock at the end.

On a factual point, Pakistan is really bad in chasing. But, Babar made it looked so easy. New Zealand seamers were smashed by Babar Azam as he continued to score boundaries with his classy drives. Despite the early breakthrough by the Kiwis, Babar managed to score a brilliant hundred with his sensational knock. The way he played Santner, who was very much turning the ball, showed his extreme class.

While praising Babar Azam, santner acknowledged that it wasn’t easy to bowl him.

It’s not easy. That was a pretty special knock out there today. He looked like he had it in him from the word go and the way he paced his innings was pretty special.

Mitchel Santner Praised Babar Azam For His Sensational Knock

The consistency of Babar Azam, the aggressive innings of Haris Sohail, the initial breakthroughs by Amir and Shaheen sums up the brilliant performance of Pakistan on Wednesday. They were good in the field and even better at bating.

We saw Pakistan do that in the Champions Trophy and they couldn’t be stopped, so they’re obviously timing their run well. If they win their next two, they’re in with a real sniff. When Pakistan are hot, they’re really hot.

Santner on Pakistan’s Victory

The team has to win the rest of the 2 matches and still have to rely on a bit of luck. Lets see..

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