The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday held a overview assembly of their woeful Asia Cup present within the wake of their World Cup squad announcement. All groups should finalise their 15-player squads for the cricket showpiece earlier than the September 28 deadline, with any replacements after this date requiring approval from the ICC. “The philosophy behind this review was to create an atmosphere of open discussion and develop consensus,” PCB chairman of the administration committee Zaka Ashraf stated in an announcement. “The idea is to have everyone on board and debate about performances, identifying the problems and their solutions.” The review meeting was also attended by head coach Mickey Arthur, captain Babar Azam, vice-captain Shadab Khan and former skippers Misbah-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez.
Chief selector and former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq could not attend the meeting due to a ‘medical emergency’ but shared his inputs with the PCB chief on Thursday.
The other members of the men’s national coaching staff including head coach Grant Bradburn, batting coach Andrew Puttick and bowling coach Morne Morkel “were also invited to report on the team’s recent performance”.
“We should debate strengths and weaknesses in order that we’re clear about what and the place we have to make investments for the betterment of our crew,” he added.
Pakistan did not make the ultimate of the Asia Cup after dropping to India and Sri Lanka within the ‘Super Four’. They managed wins solely towards Nepal and Bangladesh.
In reality, Pakistan, who’ve gained the Asia Cup solely twice in 2000 and 2012, suffered their heaviest defeat to arch-rivals India by 228 runs within the ODI format, forward of their mega conflict within the World Cup in Ahmedabad on October 14.
Dr Sohail Saleem briefed concerning the gamers’ accidents and “the way forward for players’ rehabilitation programs,” the PCB stated.
Pakistan pacers Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf each suffered accidents throughout their rain-marred conflict towards India in Colombo, with the previous beneath doubt to play the World Cup.
“In a robust analysis, every aspect of recent team performance, player fitness, and future plans came into discussion with a view to bringing improvement to the side,” the discharge stated.
“There was an agreement on making a better approach and strategy on players’ workload. The importance of strengthening the bench was also emphasized,” it added. PTI DDV TAP
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