File photograph of Younis Khan (Getty Pictures) LONDON: The onus might be on Pakistan‘s prime batsmen to publish aggressive totals in opposition to England however batting coach Younis Khan stated the crew will want “a combating tail” to win the […]
File photograph of Younis Khan (Getty Pictures)
LONDON: The onus might be on Pakistan‘s prime batsmen to publish aggressive totals in opposition to England however batting coach Younis Khan stated the crew will want “a combating tail” to win the sequence.
Given the crew is liable to inexplicable batting collapses, Pakistan roped in former captain Younis to assist their batsmen for the three-Take a look at sequence starting in Manchester on Wednesday.
“We’re right here to win the sequence,” Younis, solely Pakistan Take a look at batsman within the 10,000-run membership, stated on Tuesday. “For that we’d like a combating tail, which is the hallmark of all prime groups.
“It isn’t simply the highest six-seven batsmen. The tailenders should additionally carry out with the bat,” he stated, citing the contribution of England’s decrease order of their 2-1 sequence victory in opposition to West Indies.
Younis has been working with the tempo trio of Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah and Mohammad Abbas, who’ve single digit batting averages.
“I believe Abbas has good stability. I am making an attempt to make him their chief, somebody who can information the tailenders,” Younis stated. “They could not rating rather a lot, however they should put up a combat with the bat.
“We have been working actually exhausting on their batting – feeding them bouncers and yorkers within the nets.”
Skipper Azhar Ali and batting mainstay Babar Azam should share bulk of the scoring obligation in opposition to an England crew contemporary from their win in opposition to West Indies.
Younis acknowledged the strain on Babar, at present amongst prime six batsmen in all three codecs, and stated he has been making an attempt to assist the 25-year-old give attention to his sport.
“He is been a unbelievable participant for Pakistan with sturdy efficiency within the final couple of years. I am right here to assist take his sport to the subsequent degree.
“I would like him to bat longer, changing his 100 into 150 and 150 into 200.”