After media criticism over bad performance of both Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi has also criticised their performance. The Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi Monday urged his team to raise their game in upcoming international competitions following their 2-1 Twenty20 defeat in New Zealand last week. “If we don’t learn from our mistakes and lift our performances then we will struggle in the Asia Cup and then the World Twenty20,” said Afridi, singling out misfiring batsmen Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad. “Umar and Shehzad have got enough chances which not many players get for Pakistan at the highest level, so they have to prove their worth before time runs out for them,” said Afridi, who was also critical of his own performance. For more series coverage, see Pakistan vs New Zealand 2016 homepage.