Pakistan awaits Whatmore’s miracle

March 5, 2012 | Cricket, General

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Pakistan hopes new cricket coach, Australia’s Dav Whatmore, can find a magic formula to transform the country’s talented players into a team that enjoys sustained, match-winning success.

The team’s peaks and troughs are infamous. Last month’s Test whitewash of England was followed by a flop in the limited overs series, losing 4-0 in the one-day games and 2-1 in the Twenty20s.

Frequent changes in the Pakistan Cricket Board and sackings of captains and coaches have halted progress.

But Sunday’s appointment of Whatmore —who guided Sri Lanka to World Cup victory in 1996 —could change all that.

Former captain and ex-coach Intikhab Alam is pinning his hopes on Whatmore.

“I think the missing ‘more’ in Pakistan cricket will be achieved through Whatmore,” Alam told AFP.

“With his perfect record in the past I hope he will enhance the team’s performance, though it will take some time.”

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