Whatmore believes Pakistan’s failure to capitalise on good starts was the main reason why they lost the series
After being beaten 2-1 in the ODI series by Australia, Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore has announced that his team needs to read the situation of the game better, and take advantage of a struggling opposition when the opportunity arises.
Citing the second ODI, Whatmore stated that Pakistan’s loss of six wickets for just 38 runs was absolutely unacceptable.
“Reading the game is very important. If the players can read the game well, they are in a better position to respond. It is not just about losing wickets. It is also about why, how and what you do next. We have some wonderful young players and they have to change their thinking sooner rather than later,” Whatmore said.
The Pakistan spinners, led by Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Hafeez tested the Australian batsmen throughout the series, and Whatmore praised them for it, and noted that he hoped to see them do it again during the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 later this month in Sri Lanka.
“Our spinners did well against Australia. Their economy rate was very good. We bowled like I expected them to. But credit has to be given to Australia for the way they countered our spinners. But if they had a few more runs to chase, it would have been a different kettle of fish. I’m disappointed that we could not win. We made a couple of errors,” Whatmore added.