Pak cricket needs complete overhaul

ON lacklustre performance in T-20 World Cup with just one victory against Bangladesh, the players of national cricket team are constantly under fire from the fans, cricket pundits and former cricket players. Coach Waqar Younis and Captain Shahid Afridi have turned up with apologies from the nation over the team’s dismal performance in a bid, might be, to calm down the angry sentiments and save their current slots.
Given the pathetic and poor performances of the team in recent events, we believe time has come to show the doors once and for all to the current lot of batters as well as the both the head and the batting coaches. Recent performances of our batsmen clearly indicate that they do not deserve to be allowed to represent the country at the international level. Lacking fitness and nerves to hold pressure situations, their feet start tumbling whenever a good or even moderate total is placed on the board by the opponent team. As there is no quick solution to our cricket woes, but for a better future, it will be better if the new players are inducted on merit basis and given full chance to prove their worth. In the initial years, we should not expect much wonders from the new comers but with the right kind of training, they could be turned into a real asset for the team. The leading cricketing minds should also offer their services to the cricket board by helping it select the talented and gifted batsmen after visiting different regions. Keeping in mind the future, such a structure should be developed in which a leading batsman on his retirement or departure from team is replaced by another quality batsman as is the case in the top ranking teams of the countries like Australia and New Zealand where replacements are always ready. Unfortunately, the void left by Saeed Anwar, Inzamamul Haq, Yousaf and Younis has not been filled due to the rusty system of the PCB which is paying little attention towards the grooming of young players.

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