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Younis Khan says Pakistan needs ‘fighting tail’ on England tour

By: Reuters |

Printed: July 29, 2020 4:44:44 pm


Pakistan’s former Cricket captain Younis Khan poses with the 2017 ICC Champions trophy as college students take photos. (Reuters)

The onus shall be on Pakistan’s prime batsmen to put up aggressive totals in opposition to England however batting coach Younis Khan stated the workforce will want “a preventing tail” to win the sequence.

Given the workforce is susceptible to inexplicable batting collapses, Pakistan roped in former captain Younis to assist their batsmen for the three-test sequence starting in Manchester on Wednesday.

“We’re right here to win the sequence,” Younis, solely Pakistan check batsman within the 10,000-run membership, stated on Tuesday. “For that we want a preventing tail, which is the hallmark of all prime groups.

“It’s not simply the highest six-seven batsmen. The tailenders should additionally carry out with the bat,” he stated, citing the contribution of England’s decrease order of their 2-1 sequence victory in opposition to West Indies.

Younis has been working with the tempo trio of Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah and Mohammad Abbas, who’ve single digit batting averages.

“I believe Abbas has good stability. I’m attempting to make him their chief, somebody who can information the tailenders,” Younis stated. “They might not rating lots, however they should put up a battle with the bat.

“We’ve been working actually onerous on their batting – feeding them bouncers and yorkers within the nets.”

Skipper Azhar Ali and batting mainstay Babar Azam must share bulk of the scoring responsibility in opposition to an England workforce contemporary from their win in opposition to West Indies.

Younis acknowledged the strain on Babar, presently amongst prime six batsmen in all three codecs, and stated he has been attempting to assist the 25-year-old deal with his recreation.

“He’s been a improbable participant for Pakistan with robust efficiency within the final couple of years. I’m right here to assist take his recreation to the following stage.

“I would like him to bat longer, changing his 100 into 150 and 150 into 200.”

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