Head Coach Misbah-ul-Haq believes that Pakistan batsman needs to improve their batting against spin if they have to do well in the T20 World Cup In India this year. Pakistan managed to win the home 3 match T20 internationals against South Africa 2-1 on Sunday night despite David Miller’s spectacular knock of 85 from 45 deliveries with 7 sixes.
Earlier, Babar Azam led Pakistan to a 2-0 series win in the two tests against South Africa and there have been a lot of fo questions raised on South Africa’s inconsistent performances. Quinton de Kock‘s added responsibility as a captain did not help him and the head coach Mark Boucher had told there will be a change in captaincy soon to reduce the burden on De Kock who has struggled for runs.
Misbah-ul-Haq Keen To Reduce Errors Against Spin
Misbah-ul-Haq after winning the series had mentioned that both the teams struggled against spin in the series and wanted his batsman to improve their play against spin if they have to do well in the T20 Worldcup. He added that he is keen to reduce the errors that the team has been making against spin.
“I think batsmen from both sides struggled in this series also because the spinners bowled well. But yes our batting against spin is something we need to look at and improve as even we can see the errors. Misbah-ul-Haq said.
“The fact is we are not playing spin well and if we are to do well in India where the World Cup is to be held we have to learn to play spin better and improve the way we play spinners,” he added.
Misbah-ul-Haq Happy With The Options He Has
Misbah-ul-Haq was happy with the young leggie Zahir Mahmood bowled and told that they have a pool of options to choose from after the PSL. He hinted at bringing in seniors like Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik for the T20 World Cup eight months away.
“I think he(Zahir Mahmood) bowled very well and he is a good addition to our pool of players. It is good to see we have a bunch of good spinners who are wicket-taking options for us specially in T20s and this will help in India,” Misbah-ul-Haq said.
“The good thing is that now after the PSL we will have a good pool of players, seniors and youngsters to choose from.
“I am not worried about the World Cup now as there is still time some eight months and we still have some 20 matches ahead of us so I think we will have a good pool of players to choose from going forward to the World Cup,” he added
Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq was under the scanner before the series but has proved his worth in the home series against South Africa.