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Former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman and captain Moin Khan believes head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis could lose their jobs if the national team fail to beat South Africa.
Pakistan are already in a spot of bother in the ongoing first Test in Karachi as after bowling out South Africa for 220, they lost quick wickets, including that of captain Babar Azam, and ended the opening day on 33/4.
The men in green are looking to bounce back from their disappointing tour of New Zealand, where they lost the T20 series 2-1 and were whitewashed 2-0 in the Test series.
If they fail to that, Moin thinks that Misbah and Waqar’s jobs could be in serious jeopardy.
“They [Misbah and Waqar] will be under pressure to deliver in the series and if they do that, it’s [all] well and good,” he told Cricket Pakistan. “But if they don’t, then naturally there is time for change be it Misbah-ul-Haq or Waqar Younis. Everyone should be held accountable and I’m sure the cricket committee will review their performance.
“We have always lacked consistency in the coaching department. There have been numerous changes but we have never seen a proper plan and direction.”
Pakistan’s series against South Africa, which will consist of two Tests and three T20 Internationals, began on Tuesday and will conclude on February 14.