ICL: Indian Cricket League

World Cup squad too weak to perform well: Sarfraz


nawazPakistan’s cricket squad is not capable of showing good performance in the World Cup, former Test cricketer and star pacer Sarfraz Nawaz expressed these views on Thursday.

Expressing his dissatisfaction over the newly-formed national cricket team, he said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should have adopted pragmatic approach in picking up the team for the World Cup.

“Conducting a nation-wide talent hunt programme would have been the only way to come up with a team strong enough to give tough time to the opponents in the World Cup,” he said. Sarfraz said the PCB should have arranged training camps across the country to find players of substance.

He also said former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis should have been handed over the responsibility to train team’s pacers. “Asim Kamal and Misbah-ul Haq can perform well as middle order batsmen whereas Salman Butt is a good opener, but all of them were ignored,” Sarfraz said.

He also criticised Inzamam’s decision to change his batting order and suggested that he should play higher in the order. Showing his scepticism about fielding, Sarfraz said Pakistan team have to concentrate on their fitness.
Source:The News

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