The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday held a assessment assembly of their woeful Asia Cup present within the wake of their World Cup squad announcement. All groups should finalise their 15-player squads for the cricket showpiece earlier than the September 28 deadline, with any replacements after this date requiring approval from the ICC. “The philosophy behind this assessment was to create an environment of open dialogue and develop consensus,” PCB chairman of the administration.netmittee Zaka Ashraf stated in a press release. “The thought is to have everybody on board and debate about performances, figuring out the issues and their options.” The assessment assembly was additionally attended by head coach Mickey Arthur, captain Babar Azam, vice-captain Shadab Khan and former skippers Misbah-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez.
Chief selector and former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq couldn’t attend the assembly attributable to a ‘medical emergency’ however shared his inputs with the PCB chief on Thursday.
The opposite members of the lads’s nationwide teaching employees together with head coach Grant Bradburn, batting coach Andrew Puttick and bowling coach Morne Morkel “had been additionally invited to report on the group’s latest efficiency”.
“Now we have to debate strengths and weaknesses in order that we’re clear about what and the place we have to make investments for the betterment of our group,” he added.
Pakistan did not make the ultimate of the Asia Cup after dropping to India and Sri Lanka within the ‘Tremendous 4’. They managed wins solely towards Nepal and Bangladesh.
The truth is, Pakistan, who’ve received the Asia Cup solely twice in 2000 and 2012, suffered their heaviest defeat to arch-rivals India by 228 runs within the ODI format, forward of their mega conflict within the World Cup in Ahmedabad on October 14.
Dr Sohail Saleem briefed concerning the gamers’ accidents and “the best way ahead for gamers’ rehabilitation packages,” the PCB stated.
Pakistan pacers Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf each suffered accidents throughout their rain-marred conflict towards India in Colombo, with the previous underneath doubt to play the World Cup.
“In a strong evaluation, each side of latest group efficiency, participant health, and future plans got here into dialogue with a view to bringing enchancment to the aspect,” the discharge stated.
“There was an settlement on making a greater strategy and technique on gamers’ workload. The significance of strengthening the bench was additionally emphasised,” it added. PTI DDV TAP
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