Sami Chaudhry’s column: What if Misbah is sent home?


Over the past few years, the national team’s victories have declined and stories of failure have grown. But the question is, how much time was given to the ‘transformation’ that was undertaken to show its effects?

Imran Khan has been against departmental cricket since he was the captain and as soon as he came to power, he introduced a new structure of domestic cricket. The quality of cricket benefited from it, but many players become the victim of the newly introduced structure of the cricket

Now it is not right to make a decision on the basis of whether the new structure has succeeded or failed. Experimental decisions cannot be changed based on a year and a half of observations. It takes patience and perseverance to see real effects.

Many former cricketers, including Younis Khan, have refused to work with the PCB in the past and this is not because of any personal obstinacy but because of the PCB’s bad temper where there is a lack of trust between the parties due to overnight change of decision. Is. But since Ehsan Mani took office, many things have gone in the right direction.

The Pakistani team recently lost the Test series in New Zealand by two Zero

For the first time, foreign faces disappeared from the coaching staff and Misbah, Waqar Younis, Younis Khan, and others were brought. The problem was that with the advent of this new coaching setup, the team’s assignments were mostly in difficult conditions. The first overseas tour of the new setup was to Australia, where Pakistan did not win a single Test match for more than two decades.

Overseas tours usually prove to be heavy on the national team. On the one hand, one has to play hard cricket in difficult conditions, on the other hand, the media is looking for an opportunity to criticize the team for their performance.

Some of the decisions that Misbah-ul-Haq made as selectors were based on circumstances and available resources, but there were also somewhere he appeared to be rightly guilty. One such decision was to lead Azhar Ali.

Of course, the sudden removal of Sarfraz Ahmed from the captaincy of the T20 team was a decision that proved costly for both the team and Misbah.

Sarfraz’s form was undoubtedly declining, but his record of T20 captaincy has been enviable.

Misbah’s statement is quite correct that the quality of the performance would have been much better if the team in New Zealand did not have to go through such strange quarantine protocols. But if Pakistan does not show a clear lead in the series against South Africa, than Misbah will lose his credibility and also his coaching post for Pakistan Cricket Team

The question is not what the PCB will do in such a situation, it is quite clear that if Pakistan could not win the series against South Africa, Misbah will be shown the way home. The question is who will be in charge of the national team after that?


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