Pay more attention, Usman Salahuddin sees worrying trend among young Pakistan players

Usman Salahuddin said younger players need to pay more attention to four-day cricket

Usman Salahuddin: “four-day cricket is the highest level of domestic cricket which tests your fitness, technique and I would urge our younger players to pay more attention to this format than the shorter formats”

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Pakistan batsman Usman Salahuddin has admitted that he has spotted a worrying trend among the young players in the country, whereby they are more interested in playing T20 cricket rather than four-day cricket.

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‘We have to work hard with our younger bowlers to make sure they can play full series’, says Craig McDermott

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“It has been a long time where players can actually play five Test matches in a row”

Australia fast bowling coach Craig McDermott has announced it is extremely worrying that the baggy greens’ pace bowlers have a habit of breaking down midway through a series.

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‘It’s not going to be all-out bouncers’, says Mitchell Johnson

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“I’m not worried about the speed gun anymore”

Despite the media claiming that Mitchell Johnson is going to attack the English batsmen with a barrage of bouncers, the Australia left-arm pace bowler has revealed that “it’s not going to be all-out bouncers, it’s picking the right times and being smart”.

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‘These are worrying signs for me before the World Cup 2015’, admits Misbah-ul-Haq

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“Every player has got adequate chances, more than two series, and yet they are not performing and it’s a big worry”

Just a day after being thrashed 4-1 in their ODI series against South Africa, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has admitted that the national team’s performance throughout their last couple of series “are worrying signs for me before the 2015 World Cup”.

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Eden Gardens will be a ‘good, firm, even-bouncing wicket’, says Prabir Mukherjee

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Eden Gardens has been subject to a lot of rain over the past couple of days

Kolkata’s Eden Gardens stadium, which will play host to the first Test between India and West Indies from November 6, will be a “good, firm, even-bouncing wicket”, according to chief groundsman Prabir Mukherjee.

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Lack of swing from Australian bowlers ‘is a real concern’, admits Craig McDermott

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McDermott is extremely worried about Australia’s lack of swing

Former Australia pace bowler Craig McDermott, who was recently re-appointed as the national team’s bowling coach for Test matches, has admitted that the lack of swing Australia’s pace bowlers are getting in India “is a real concern” ahead of their Ashes series at home next month.

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