Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would be having a glance at coach and selector Misbah-Ul-Haq’s performance so far, having completed one year. The PCB appointed Misbah-Ul-Haq as the coach following the 2019 World Cup in England where Pakistan failed to go past the group stage. CEO Wasim Khan revealed to meet the former Pakistan skipper soon to discuss his rendition with the national team.
Misbah-Ul-Haq has so far overseen tours to Australia and England, being the high-profile ones where Pakistan’s performances were below-par. The 45-year old began his reign with the home series against Sri Lanka last October as the national team suffered a whitewash in the three-match T20 series. Following the humiliation, Babar Azam replaced Sarfaraz Ahmed as the T20 skipper and a few months ago was handed the reins of ODI team too.
Misbah, who replaced Mickey Arthur as the coach, has copped criticism from various former cricketers. Misbah’s and Pakistan’s tactics mainly came into question when the national team lost the first Test in England this year from a winning position. His body language, in particular, also came under criticism from Wasim Akram during the first T20I against England when Misbah displayed negative expressions for the team’s mediocre showing.
PCB keen to know Misbah-Ul-Haq’s plans ahead of Zimbabwe series:
Pakistan will lock horns against Zimbabwe in three ODIs in Multan and as many T20s in Rawalpindi from the 30th of October. Wasim Khan, who will review his performance before the home series, also wants to know whether Misbah-Ul-Haq wishes to try out any young players or not.
“We will also ask him about his future plans particularly for the upcoming home series against Zimbabwe. Whether he has any plans to try out youngsters against them or not,”
A trusted source also commented that they would also be making it clear to Misbah about the board’s new ethics, which does not allow an employee to hold dual roles.