Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Former Pakistan captains call for team revamp after Proteas whitewash

Former captains have stressed the need for a total revamp of the failing system of Pakistani cricket and urged for more focus on Tests after the team's humiliating 3-0 defeat by South Africa.

Stating that Pakistan went into the series unprepared for the demands of the Tests, which is the longest form of the game, former captain Aamir Sohail said that Pakistan's defeat was predictable and the team paid the price for the lack of Test cricket which was advantageous for the well-equipped South Africa, the Daily Times reports.

A former chief selector, Sohail also underlined the need for Pakistan to take proper measures at the grassroots level, saying that Pakistan is not doing anything to remove the technical faults of an emerging player whereas South Africa have followed Australia in conquering the world with their work.

Urging Pakistan to focus more on Tests, another former captain Rashid Latif said that Pakistan should have separate players for Tests and one-dayers, adding that the poor show of players who feel that they can play in all three forms is a problem for the team's performance.

However, Pakistan now has the chance to regain some pride as they take on South Africa in two Twenty20s and five one-day internationals, the report added. (ANI)

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