Friday, 22 October 2021

Pakistan cricket team lacking in opening slot: Mohsin Khan

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LONDON: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Committee Mohsin Hassan Khan said Pakistani team was lacking specialized opening slot which would be a major drawback in World Cup 2019. Talking to private news channel, he said they could not set their middle order due to which only two players bear all the pressure.

He said the quality all-rounders were vital for wining a match and stressed the need to further boost the performance of available all-rounder’s to win next mega event.

He termed mental fitness more necessary than physical for the players to perform in the World Cup to be held in England.

He said during the recent one day series with Australia, Pakistani players could not show good performance in mental fitness test.

You must have prepared mentally while playing against the tough team, he advised.

“A good team and player always performed in pressure,” said Mohsin Khan, adding that Pakistani team was potentially strong.

“We had option of six to seven fast bowlers for selection who could perform well in next World Cup”, the Chairman said adding that due to change of the weather conditions in England they could also select spinners.

He lauded the efforts of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for providing maximum facilities to the players.

PCB, he said, had provided coaches to the team for training in all fields including batting, fielding and bowling.

The team must have two to three plans in a match which could be adopted as per changing of the situation in game, Khan stressed.

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