Thursday, 4 April 2013

PCB chief selector Iqbal Qasim admits need to improve 'middle-order' batting

Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) chief selector Iqbal Qasim has admitted that there is a need to improve the middle-order batting following the team's recent whitewash in South Africa.

Stating that the focus of his selection committee is on the middle order, Qasim agreed that there is a problem with the batsmen in that order, particularly while chasing large totals and added that the board is looking to address the issue, reports.

According to Qasim, there will be a camp ahead of the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy event where the team management and the players will examine the middle-order problem and instigate plans to combat the issue.

On the flop show in South Africa, Qasim said that it is needed to be understood that playing in the country with their own players is a very difficult proposition as the South Africans currently part of the best team in the world and have no weaknesses at all in their team.

Admitting that Pakistan was not fully prepared for the Test series in South Africa, Qasim said that the team knew that the series was going to be tough and had to face a strong batting, fantastic bowling line and a settled line. (ANI)

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