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“What needs to be done is to change Misbah’s approach”
Pakistan team manager Moin Khan has announced that he has “spoken” to captain Misbah-ul-Haq about making some changes in his captaincy in order to avoid being humiliated, like they were against Zimbabwe, in the future.
“I don’t think making changes all the time is good for our cricket,” Khan said. “What needs to be done is to change Misbah’s approach.”
Pakistan lost an ODI and a Test match during their tour of Zimbabwe, which resulted in them sliding down from fourth to sixth on the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test team rankings.
Khan added that ul-Haq had responded positively to the suggestions he had made.
“I’ve spoken to Misbah and he is positive about bringing an improvement,” Khan said.
However, an official within the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revealed that Khan had severely criticised ul-Haq and head coach Dav Whatmore in his post-series report.
“Moin, in his report, has made it clear he felt Misbah and Whatmore failed to lift the team and the performances in a series that Pakistan should have won easily but ended in a draw,” the official said.
The official added that Khan also wanted the PCB to have a different captain for each format of the game.
“Moin has also suggested to the PCB to select new players into the side and look at separate captains for the T20, ODI and Test formats,” the official said.