Revamp of Pakistan cricket will take some time, says head coach Misbah-ul-Haq
The former Pakistani cricket is now Head Coach of Pakistan and right after the appointment, Misbah ul Haq says that Revamp of Pakistan Cricket will take some time. The costume culture needs a complete overhaul, and the renewal of the cricket structure in the country will take some time, emphasized Pakistan’s newly appointed head coach, Misbah-ul-Haq.
-Head Coach Misbah ul Haq on Revamp Pakistan Cricket-
Misbah, Pakistan’s most successful test captain, also received the role of head of selection.
As a coach or leader, what you want is to have such a good team that instantly dominates the game and puts pressure on the opposition. However, that’s the ideal situation. In real life, you have strategies based on the type of players available, and I’ll do the same.
“Of course, the ultimate target is to have a solid team at the end, but we have to start with what we have. The renovation of the cricket structure will take some time,” Misbah added.
The Pakistan Cricket Board PCB appointed Misbah and former player Waqar Younis as bowler coach for a three-year term.
The Cricket Board also asked Misbah ul Haq to work as a coach during the next edition of the Pakistan Super League and will be paid the same salary as outgoing coach Mickey Arthur.
“I want our cricketers to play smart, intelligently and fearlessly. I am aware of that, and it will require a change in costume culture, but if we have to compete consistently at the peak level, we have to meet these modern requirements,” said Misbah, who expected to pay $18,000 per month.
The selection committee consists of six other members, the leading coaches of provincial cricket associations in the new domestic structure.
The six coaches are former Pakistani test players, Arshad Khan, Azam Khan, Ijaz Ahmed junior, Kabir Khan, Muhammad Wasim and Abdul Rehman, who have not played international cricket but is one of the most successful coaches nationally and at PSL.
Misbah felt that this new selection system would create a secure connection between national and international cricket, which has been absent for the past few years.
The former Test captain said he knew the expectations of the new management would be high, but was confident he could work well with some of Pakistan’s most talented and exciting cricketers.
“If I wasn’t ready for this challenge, I wouldn’t have thrown my name in the ring for one of the most coveted roles in Pakistan cricket.”
Misbah and Waqar Younis worked together in the past when the former was Pakistan’s captain and the second was the head coach.
-Misbah ul Haq on Waqar Younis-
“I’m excited to have someone as experienced as Waqar Younis in my corner as a bowling coach. We have exciting young fast-bowling players in our ranks, and there is no better person than Waqar to transform them into new stars.
The duo’s first test Misbah-Waqar will be the next international series One-day International and Twenty20 at home against Sri Lanka, which will be played from September 27 to October 9.