Pakistan’s former bowling coach, Aqib Javed, has lamented national selection committee for selecting the ‘wrong team’ for the Test series against South Africa, which the Greens lost 3-0.
“Selection for South Africa Tests was not correct,” former star fast bowler said, adding that “we actually sent a T20 team to play Test series against South Africa.”
Aqib Javed made these remarks while talking to the press on Friday in Lahore.
He also blasted the national team’s abysmal performance in the three-match Test series and said that Pakistan were unprepared for a world-class bowling attack.
Without mentioning any names, former Test cricketer questioned selection committee’s decision to send all-rounders for Test series instead of specialist bowlers and batsmen.
“The selection committee should restrict the all-rounders of the limited overs to the white ball cricket,” Aqib Javed said, adding that there was lack of genuine pace in the team including Amir, whose pace has been questioned by many in the recent past.
Pakistan is Wasting Talent: Aqib Javed
Aqib Javed said that Pakistan are overlooking many talented players in the name of fitness. He said that fitness does not define or ensure quality and potential of a player.
There is a huge difference between cricket and football, Inzamam-ul-Haq would never have become a successful cricketer had running fast was a necessity in the world of cricket.
He also took a jibe at national coaches and suggested them to set up a camp for World Cup instead of enjoying vacations.
He was, however, hopeful with Pakistan’s squad for limited overs. Aqib believed that the national team’s performance would be better as the team is more capable in the shorter format.
Pakistan is set to face belligerent South Africa in the first ODI of five-match series on Saturday, at St George’s Park.
Via ARY Sports