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Aamir Sohail Comes Down Scathingly On Misbah-ul-Haq


  • Cricket is a cruel game and that was recently experienced by none other than Pakistan’s veteran captain Misbah-ul-Haq. After earning a hard fought series draw against a rampaging England side in England, Misbah’s team played like lambs on offer for slaughter in Australia and New Zealand. They lost all five Tests in Oceania and things seem utterly bleak yet again for the mercurial team.

    Former skipper Aamir Sohail has come down scathing on Misbah for his inability to garner positive results. Sohail mentioned quite a few criticial issues in his column for pakpassion.net. Below are some of the excerpts from his column:

    No Visible Plan For Australia Series…

    The manner and margin of defeat in Test matches in Australia was very painful and I do not feel that Pakistan had any viable plan for success in this series. If they did have such a plan it was so far-fetched that its execution was not practically possible. It is obvious to all that the reason for Pakistan’s failure in Australia is due to their bowling. We knew for a fact that our batsmen would struggle on bouncy tracks so the onus was on our bowlers to deliver those performances which would alleviate the pressure on our batting. They failed in spectacular fashion but then, this is not the first time that our bowlers have failed in Australia.

    Time To Replace Misbah With A New Captain…

    I have been saying this for a while and I will say it again. Misbah has done a tremendous service for Pakistan in the past. He took the reins of captaincy under very strenuous circumstances. However, where he has failed is in his inability to take the team that he built to the next level such that when he does leave, the next captain inherits a well-functioning unit. He needed to think about building a team for the future and should have thought carefully about what was needed for that. What he needed to have done is to have built a team which could succeed in places like New Zealand or Australia or South Africa.

    Why Younis Khan Needs To Stay For A Little Longer…

    Pakistan have a great batsman in their ranks in the shape of Younis Khan. I sincerely believe that he needs to carry on for at least two years as I feel he is committed to his job like no other. Yes, one can have failures as he did in Australia recently but it appeared that the weight or the brunt of Pakistan’s batting stress seems to have fallen on his shoulders which is unfair. Apart from this blip, make no mistake, whenever Younis scores, the result is more than often a positive one for Pakistan.

    Key Issues With Mohammad Amir…

    A lot was expected from Amir in this series and to be fair to him, a lot of chances were created and not taken by the fielders which must have been disappointing. But if we are being honest then we should also admit that he had faults also. The final part of his action is not perfect and he is falling over to his left-side at the point of delivery. Regardless, the main issue is that he has not been able to swing to the ball and due to that reason, I feel his shortcomings were exposed in the Test series against Australia. What he needs to do now is to work very hard on these shortcomings. Like most fast-bowlers, he must work out and plan each of his six balls in the over. Beyond that, he needs to pay attention to “spell management” whereby he needs to plan his four or six over spell in detail.

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