Misbah admires new coach


According to sources, Pakistan cricket captain Misbah-ul-Haq said on Friday that he was impressed with new coach Dav Whatmore’s professionalism as he seeks to lift the talented but unpredictable team.

Pakistan cricket coach Dav Whatmore, who was appointed in last month with a two year contract, guided Pakistan to their second Asia Cup title, which was held in Bangladesh last month. He is now training the squad for the tour of Sri Lanka in June-July.

Misbah told media at Pakistan team’s fitness camp in Lahore, “The experience with Whatmore is very good, he is dealing professionally and every player is being assessed and the co-ordination is good.”

Pakistan cricket team will play two Twenty20, Five one-day and three Tests in Sri Lanka. Misbah said Whatmore – who rose to fame after guiding Sri Lanka to the World Cup title in 1996 – is taking care of the technical matters as well.

Misbah also said, “Like a good coach whose job is to take care of the practice, how to prepare the team and what are the strengths and weaknesses of the rival team, he is taking care of all such things so it’s nice to work with him.”

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