LAHORE, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 13th Jan, 2021 ) :Pakistan Cricket teams bowling coach Waqar Younis has termed the performance of fast bowlers of the national team satisfactory and hoped that they will deliver well in the South Africa series as well.
Speaking at a press conference here at the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore on Wednesday, the bowling coach said: “I am satisfied with the performance of my fast bowlers, despite the recent two-nil Test series whitewash against New Zealand. For me, the national team is on the right track.” The 49-year-old believed that the circumstances did not allow them to prepare the players in a more complete way for the Tests against New Zealand. “I am proud of our bowlers. I have not come to hide from anything. The tour was tough. There were issues stemming from the coronavirus. We played well in the first Test while in the second catch we dropped catches and had issues with the no balls. We will perform well against South Africa. We will keep making progress in the future.
“Naseem Shah has performed well at home and has also taken a hat-trick.
He is learning fast. Other bowlers have also had massive improvements despite the epidemic,” said the former pacer.
“There are also rumours of not including the coaching staff in the selection of the playing XI which are just rumours. We try to prepare the players for the tough circumstances of Test cricket but the conditions did not allow us to fully prepare them,” he added.
The bowling coach revealed that he was saddened by the way fast-bowler Mohammad Amir left international cricket. “Talking to the Cricket Committee was reassuring. The former cricketers asked great questions and we discussed all matters related to cricket. These meetings should be a constant feature. I have been under pressure all my life,” he said.
“I was one of those individuals that was in favor of Mohammad Amir‘s comeback into the side. Now the situation is saddening. If you aren’t in form, than you try to come back into it. I was saddened with the way Amir left cricket,” Waqar added.
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