- Yousuf says Australian bowlers “bowled in right areas and pushed” the Pakistan team.
- Yousuf refrains from criticising batters directly.
- He says the big score had also put Pakistan under pressure.
KARACHI: Pakistan’s batting coach Mohammad Yousuf has hailed Australia’s fast bowling duo of Mitchel Starc and Pat Cummins after Pakistan was bowled out for 148 in reply to Australia’s 556/9 on day three of the Karachi Test.
Speaking at the end of the day’s play, Yousuf said that Australia took the advantage of reverse swing that dented Pakistan’s batting line up and got them out quickly.
“The run out at the start of the inning provided them with the momentum and the experienced duo of Australia did best to take the advantage of it,” Yusuf told reporters.
“They bowled in right areas and pushed us. We have such spells in past when Waqar and Wasim used to destroy a batting line in just one spell,” he said.
Yousuf refrained from criticising the batters directly and said that the way Imam was playing was his strength and a player should never shy away from his strengths.
He said that the big score had also put Pakistan under pressure.
“When you are batting with 500+ already scored against you then you’re naturally under pressure because the bowlers get added confidence of having such big score on their shoulder. Even the biggest of batting lines do collapse after conceding big scores even on batting tracks,” Yousuf said.
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Yousuf said that Australia would’ve been also in a similar position if Pakistan had won the toss and put such a big total on board.
He said that as the ball has started to reverse now, it is important for batters to use their foot accordingly.
The former batter said that the team will try to build long innings when they come to bat and fight till the end to save the match.
PSL 9: Basit Ali offers a daring leadership recommendation for PCB
In order to raise the status of Green Shirts, former cricketer-turned-coach Basit Ali stated in the most recent episode of PSL special show “Har Lamha Purjosh,” hosted by Waseem Badami, that it is a good idea for new PCB chairman Mohsin Naqvi to give wicketkeeper-batsman Muhammad Rizwan the captaincy of the national team.
In order to improve Pakistani cricket, he stated, “I believe that now is the ideal time to name Rizwan captain.” “This is the right time to take this bold step and name him captain. I have some free advice for the newly appointed PCB chairman.”
In the recently concluded Pakistan vs. New Zealand series, he further criticised left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi’s captaincy, claiming that it even caused his pace to decline. He went on to say, “The 4-1 defeat by New Zealand after Babar’s removal from captaincy is a good enough reason that bold decisions must be made now to prepare ahead of the World Cup.”
PSL 9 match security details released
The PSL will see over 16,000 police officers handling security responsibilities since matches in Rawalpindi and Multan will have a security strategy in place.
Colin Munro and Tymal Mills of Islamabad United landed in Lahore, and the team will play Lahore Qalandars to open the season.
Mohsin Naqvi, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), announced that the PSL’s ninth season will start on February 17.
He stated that the duration of the traffic closure would be limited and that the public would be notified about other routes through the media in a timely manner. He also directed that effective management be made to preserve fluency for the convenience of the people.
The Lahore DIG Operations Police announced that around 7000 people will be assigned to a security strategy that would guarantee spectators, including cricket players, complete security.
According to the security plan, residents would be permitted entry after completing four levels of security, and 13 SPs, 36 DSPs, and 81 inspectors would be stationed. The situation would also be continually monitored by the Punjab Safe City Authority’s cameras.
PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi requests an in-depth spending report.
Mohsin Naqvi, the recently elected chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has started a thorough investigation of the organization’s spending.
The request, which is aimed at the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO), highlights the organization’s careful attention to financial management.
Information obtained from people with knowledge of the situation reveals that the scope of the spending report includes all aspects of PCB’s business.
These consist of funding for the Pakistan cricket team, expenditures for sports personnel, and match-related costs. Furthermore, the report will give information on the PCB’s yearly budget and player compensation.
Chairman Naqvi’s decision is more than just a formality; it reflects a deeper desire to link spending to the national cricket team’s results.
It is believed that Chairman Naqvi is eager to examine the monetary outlays in comparison to the results achieved on the field, suggesting a calculated approach to resource distribution.
Chairman Naqvi is scheduled to call a briefing with the PCB’s senior brass after the comprehensive report has been prepared.
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