ISLAMABAD: Batsman Fawad Alam has said that the young and upcoming players should follow the example of Younis Khan to establish consistency in their batting saying it is the quality that is lacking.
He said Pakistan are struggling to produce quality batsmen is not a problem of the cricket system in the country. “It is down to individuals. If they can inject some consistency and discipline in their batting, then there is no reason why we cannot produce quality batsmen,” he said.
He said take the example of Younis and ask how does he perform so well if there is a problem in our system. “I believe that Pakistan batsmen, young and upcoming, should follow him (Younis). We need batsmen who can score runs in every game instead of one or two games.
“They need to provide the stability those players like Misbah-ul-Haq used to provide in any format of the game,” he said.
Speaking about the appointment of the national team coach, he said there is no disadvantage of hiring a foreign head coach for the national team saying there are no communication issues for the players to understand the overseas coaches.
Alam said it is up to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as to who they choose as coach based upon the abilities of the applicants.
“I have often heard a point being made about communication or comprehension issues for our players when dealing with foreign coaches. We had Mickey Arthur as our coach in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and we were able to understand him fine, so that is obviously not an issue,” he told Pakpassion.net.
He said that whilst the players may not be able to express them so well in English but are able to understand the instructions.
“If there is a problem, then there is enough coaching staff to help out therefore communication is not the issue here. The real challenge is to find a coach who is best for the Pakistan team,” he said.