Davis Cup: Pakistan to face Barbados in September

Pakistan have been relegated to Davis Cup Group II after their recent loss to India and will now face Barbados in September.

The International Tennis Federation announced the draw on Friday and according to them, 45th-ranked Pakistan will face Barbados in September, which will have the choice of ground.

If Pak wins this tie, they will play World Group I playoffs again next year, but if they lose, they will participate in World Group II playoffs.

“Pakistan’s chances of winning the away tie are very slim. Former Davis Cup captain Hameed-ul-Haq while talking to ‘The News’ said that since 2016, Pakistan has featured in 5 tour ties and lost all those ties.

Pakistani players lost all 22 matches

He further said that Pakistani players lost all 22 matches in these ties. Pak 5-0 against China in March 2016, 5-0 against New Zealand in September 2016, 4-0 against India in November 2019, 4-0 against Austria in September 2022, 4-0 against Lithuania, 4-0 against Austria Defeated by 0. In February 2023.

Interestingly, he added that after Aisam-ul-Haq and Aqeel Khan, many players will represent Pak in the Davis Cup, but their record is also not satisfactory.

He added that Pakistan’s top player at the moment is M Shoaib and he is the only player who has won one Davis Cup match and lost seven in his career.

Similarly, Muzmal is the second-best player after Murtaza Shoaib and he lost all seven Davis Cup matches while third-ranked M Abid lost all five matches.

Also, Yusuf Khalil, scored 4 runs, losing the only Davis Cup match he has played so far. “These four players together played 20 Davis Cup matches but only won one,” Hameed said. He added that this track record of the top players is indicative of the outcome of the upcoming tie against Barbados.

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