Former batsman and Pakistan cricket’s chief selector Inzamam ul Haq has talked about major changes needed in the setup to turn Pakistan’s horrendous form in the ODI cricket.
Pakistan are coming on the back of a 5-0 ODI series whitewash against New Zealand which has left the selectors and cricket board in a major crisis.
Inzamam wants to introduce more ODI series at the domestic level and help the young players develop their game in the ODI format.
As reported by Business Recorder, Inzamam said: “There is only a single ODI tournament every year in Pakistan. We are working on increasing the number of tournaments since that will help the players polish their skills for the 50-over format.”
The country have seen many maverick players emerge in recent past but none have stepped up to the mark and become the new leader for the Pakistani side, including the ODI team. Top order batting still remains a concern as they have failed to produce consistent opening batsmen.
One major reason for that is Pakistan’s limitation of not hosting the home series in their own condition and having to play in Abu Dhabi or on the road all the times.
Inzamam has also reminded all the young players that selection in the national side will not be a piece of cake from here on and they will have to earn their place in Pakistan’s ODI and test setup.
Inzamam said: “I believe that suggestions from a selector should also be taken into account when selecting a playing eleven. Although the captain and coach are mainly involved, a selector should also be consulted in the process for better outcomes.”