Misbah is last authority in all choice making: Waqar

Karachi, August 12

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 crew choice.

Waqar mentioned although Pakistan has a heavyweight teaching workers and Misbah consulted them when required, however that they had no function within the last choice making.

“Misbah is the head coach and chief selector and obviously he has final authority. The coaching staff gives its feedback when consulted,” Waqar mentioned forward of the second Test 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.

Besides Waqar, the Pakistan crew in England additionally has Younis Khan as its batting coach and Mushtaq Ahmed as its spin coach and mentor.

Waqar mentioned the primary Test defeat was an enormous 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 job to play within the defeat.

But 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 obtainable to the crew.

Asked in regards to the choice to go in with 5 bowlers and simply 5 specialist batsmen within the first Test, Waqar mentioned there can be criticism and put up mortem as soon as a crew misplaced.

“But if we had ended up winning the match I don’t think a lot of questions being asked now would have been asked.”  

He mentioned the Pakistan crew has the flexibility to bounce again within the sequence and there have been loads of positives to construct on from the primary Test.

Waqar mentioned enjoying Fawad Alam will likely be an possibility for the second Test however the last choice can be with the top coach/chief selector and the captain.

“Let us not forget that Shadab Khan did get useful 40-odd runs in the first innings. In the second innings we lost the plot perhaps under pressure. But we were also playing a test 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 before and he is a proven performer so I have the confidence he knows what is expected of him and he will come back stronger in the next two Test matches.” PTI


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