Karachi: Pakistani bowling coach Wakar Unis said on Saturday that the team is aiming to build a strong pacemaker pool ahead of future missions, including the T20 World Cup.
The T20 World Cup will be held in India from October to November.
“Fatigue isn’t an issue because all the boys were absent after the PSL postponement, but sit down and talk while watching all the bowlers.
“Of course, we need to build a lot of pacemakers for upcoming series and tournaments, including the World T20, so we’ll try other bowlers,” Wacker said.
The pace bowling tycoon said winning the ODI and T20I series in South Africa was a huge achievement for the team.
He said team management would consider giving left-handed pacemaker Shaheen Shah Afridi a break from an upcoming match in Zimbabwe.
The team has faced criticism over the last few months for playing Shaheen Shah without going beyond the format.
Asked by a Pakistani team about the disappearance of young pacemaker Naseem Shah after being advertised as a major discovery two years ago, Wakal said he had injuries and fitness problems.
“He is a very promising young high-speed bowler and I’m sure he will come back stronger and better after playing a little more domestic cricket. He’s for the future.”
Wakal also defended bowlers’ performance in the South African twin series, saying they showed a lot of energy.
“They are getting better and better.”
A former Pakistani captain said modern white ball cricket was expected to return 8-10 runs per over due to flat tracks and harsh conditions.
“The T20 format is a very fast moving type of track that bowlers can suffer. I think it’s a mix and match. As long as you win the match, don’t worry.”
Wakal said this was not a Pakistani issue if South Africa lacked some of the key players in the previous ODI and T20I series.
He also revealed that he was a bowling coach and played no role in team selection.
“It’s not my domain. It’s the domain of the head coach and captain and doesn’t try to interfere. It provides feedback and decides what’s best for the team.”
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