Inzamam-ul-Haq calls for changes in Pakistan ODI side

Pakistan will have to revive club cricket to produce good players from Lahore, says Inzamam-ul-Haq.

Pakistan lost the ODI series 0-5 in New Zealand | Getty Images

Pakistan chief selector –Inzamam-ul-Haq has expressed on Friday his discontent over his Team’s latest 0-5 One Day International defeat in New Zealand, saying they need to play more one-day cricket at domestic level and international level to read the conditions well to improve their game.

According to a report in The Dawn, Inzamam said, “When a team loses a series 0-5, changes are necessary. At the same time, I would say that we also need to play more one-day cricket at the domestic and international level as we have been playing a significant number of Twenty20 matches [of late]. You have to face different environments in T20s, ODIs and Test matches and our players should be prepared to perform in all conditions.”

Commenting on the Pakistan Super League (PSL), he said, “The players playing in the PSL will get a chance to develop T20 skills, which will increase the talent pool available to us in this format.”

The chief selector added, “The [Pakistan Cricket Board] is also worried about the scanty number of one-day matches that are held on our domestic circuit. We organize only one National One-day Cup whereas more should be held. It [selection of playing XI] is the basic job of coach and captain. However, my input should also be there to see what is going on.”

He signed off by saying, “Then, there is pitch factor which we have to consider while selecting the final XI. It is just a matter to think that if we have the resources we should take advantage of it.”


By Rashmi Nanda - 17 Feb, 2018

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