Pakistan’s head coach Misbah-ul-Haq during a virtual press conference said that the management is not looking for any new experiments in the upcoming tour of England. He is of the view that only those players will be selected who have realistic chances of playing in the T20 World Cup.
“The white-ball series against England is tough and so are other series coming up including the T20 World Cup. If the PSL goes ahead, we would be having an opportunity to look into backup and select the best for coming international commitments,” he said.
“The touring squad will contain only those players who would have a genuine case to play. But on my own I cannot take such decisions. The selection committee is to guide us. The team management only wants to have the best backup for future series,” he said.
“We were in a trial and experimental phase, but now only the most suitable cricketers will be there for England tour,” he said, admitting that there were problems in the middle-order for white-ball cricket.
“Despite the fact that we are on a winning spree, the remaining flaws must be removed at the earliest. The newcomers will have to work on their basics. Without flawless basics, they cannot develop themselves into genuine international batsmen,” Haq said.
Really don’t care about people criticising me, says Misbah
The 46 year old also hit back at individuals criticising his tenure by stating that he did not care about them and that they were boiling their own blood.
Misbah further claimed that he had not thought about his future and would not do so now either.
“We can only work hard. The results are not in our hands. As a coach, I have not thought about my future and will not start doing that now either. People who criticise me are boiling their own blood. I don’t care about people criticising me,” Misbah said.
“Sometimes players don’t fit into team combinations. When Fawad Alam was performing the middle-order in the national side was already set. In my opinion, age should not be a factor. If a performer is fit enough they should get an opportunity,” he added.