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Preparing for World Cup

Updated Jul 14, 2013 09:41am


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OUR cricket team has not done well. However, there is still time before the next World Cup to put into action a plan for a rejuvenated Pakistani team.

Surely, there could easily be a million cricket enthusiasts suggesting an infinite variety of cures. Unfortunately, it is not such a simple exercise otherwise Bob Woolmer, Zaheer Abbas and Javed Miandad could have got it right by now.

The problem is that from 50 runs for three out you cannot hope to post 300 runs to be in a winning position. The inability to get runs has dogged the team for decades. How to change this is the question? India has succeeded; why cannot Pakistan?

You should consult experts and get their views on the issue and in the national interest I hope somebody comes up with the correct solution.

If not I have a plan which is guaranteed to produce world-class batsmen within six months, provided there is no interference in selection and the plan is allowed to work on a war-footing basis.


Comments (5) Closed

Amir Cheema Jul 14, 2013 10:49am

Clearly there is nepotism by Misbah and selectors who continue to favor their own batsmen. How could you justify playing Imran Farhat and Shoaib Malik despite repeated failures. Also Misbah's style of slow batting puts pressure on the remaining batsmen as the run rate starts climbing. Misbah is not an inspiring captain anyway. Compare his positions with Dhoni. Dhoni is a finisher and can accelerate when needed where as Misbah fails to finish the game. He can make an odd fifty but never win a game. Team needs a new captain and time is now to prepare the team for world cup. Misbah should play tests only.

RK Jul 14, 2013 11:11am

I appreciate Mr. Fakir Aizazuddin's offer to produce world class batsmen within 6 months. In my opinion, we do not have batting talent in Pakistan for Mr Aizazuddin to implement his plan . The irony is that the youngsters are interested more in becoming fast bowlers than taking batting seriously. Secondly our domestic cricket structure and wickets are not suitable for promoting the game.

Malik Jul 14, 2013 04:13pm

Let face it we are no good as a cricket team or as a nation. Until such time we stop shooting at Sri Lankan players when they come and play in Pakistan we are nothing in the eyes of the world. As for the world cup we can forget it.

Malik, Lahore.

Syed Nayyar Uddin Ahmad Jul 14, 2013 08:14pm

How to win the Cricket ODI World Cup 2015

In this regard, PCB must prepare a plan named

Rashid Jul 15, 2013 12:33am

You should lay out your plan about producing batsmen, so that people can judge its merit.