Up to date: August 12, 2020 10:50:41 pm
Bowling coach Waqar Younis on Wednesday made it clear that Misbah-ul-Haq being head coach and chief selector was the ultimate authority in all choice making, together with workforce choice.
Waqar mentioned although Pakistan has a heavyweight teaching workers and Misbah consulted them when required, however that they had no function within the remaining choice making.
“Misbah is the top coach and chief selector and clearly he has remaining authority. The teaching workers provides its suggestions when consulted,” Waqar mentioned forward of the second Check beginning in Southampton on Thursday.
He made the remarks when he was reminded that some former gamers had suggested the heavyweight teaching workers to play a extra proactive function from the dressing room.
In addition to Waqar, the Pakistan workforce in England additionally has Younis Khan as its batting coach and Mushtaq Ahmed as its spin coach and mentor.
Waqar mentioned the primary Check defeat was a giant disappointment and letdown after Pakistan dominated the match for 75 per cent of the time. He admitted that lack of expertise within the tempo assault had a task to play within the defeat.
However the fast-bowling nice backed his younger pacers like Naseem Shah and Shaheen Shah Afridi and mentioned they had been one of the best choices out there to the workforce.
Requested in regards to the choice to go in with 5 bowlers and simply 5 specialist batsmen within the first Check, Waqar mentioned there could be criticism and publish mortem as soon as a workforce misplaced.
“But when we had ended up profitable the match I don’t assume a number of questions being requested now would have been requested.”
He mentioned the Pakistan workforce has the flexibility to bounce again within the collection and there have been a number of positives to construct on from the primary Check.
Waqar mentioned enjoying Fawad Alam shall be an choice for the second Check however the remaining choice could be with the top coach/chief selector and the captain.
“Allow us to not overlook that Shadab Khan did get helpful 40-odd runs within the first innings. Within the second innings we misplaced the plot maybe beneath strain. However we had been additionally enjoying a Check match after a break.”
The bowling coach agreed that it was a tough time for skipper Azhar Ali and mentioned having remained a captain he knew the pressures that got here if you didn’t carry out as a participant.
“Azhar has been there earlier than and he’s a confirmed performer so I’ve the arrogance he is aware of what is anticipated of him and he’ll come again stronger within the subsequent two Check matches.”
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