Think Tank Coaches not helping the Captain?

It was really sad to notice that there was no team work either by onfield players, nor think tank from pavillion, it gave an impression that no body wanted to help the poor captain with different strategy. Even during TEA time, nor by sending messages through subsititutes.

As soon as pakistan captured 2 more wickets after lunch, Misbah should have sent the message to Pakistan captain Azhar Ali to put pressure on “Butler” for 4 overs by surrounding him with 5 fielders in catching position i.e. slip, gully, 2 bat pad, and one short fine leg, which would have put pressure on Butler to play cross bat shot, and Pakistan may have been in better position.

Same mistake was done in 1st test match, by no pressure on Butler and Woakes, when they were not settled for long inning.

It gives an impression of no team work on field nor from Management.

Sadiq Muhammad Former Test Cricketer, Pakistan


The head coach and selection panel made another mistake by not playing five bowlers, and we had to use Fawad Alam as fifth bowler.

Pakistan selection panel did not learn their mistake in 2nd Test when used Azhar Ali and Shan Masood as fifth bowler.

Head coach must understand that Yasir Shah bowling 30 overs continiously for whole day, which tyers his spinning finger, which takes away the NIB or power from spinning finger ball after ball.

Pakistan batsman now have to perform and play a very sensible natural style batting especially from Shan Masood, who let go too many balls to wicket keeper.

Shan Masood after facing 50 balls must play scoring shots in cover and off side area, and not to bog down unnecessarily. Keep your own score ticking. Play natural game.

Pakistan batting line up is very experienced, all they need is to use footwork by judging the lenght of the ball, and not play from thier crease.

Sadiq Muhammad Former Test Cricketer, Pakistan

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