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Javed Miandad advises PCB to hire Faisal Iqbal as batting Coach

Javed Miandad

Famous batsman Javed Miandad has recommended the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to appoint former international Faisal Iqbal as the national side’s batting coach.

Pakistan resisted with the bat in their series against Sri Lanka as they were beaten in the T20I series.

The defeat is sure to put even more stress on new coach Misbah-ul-Haq, who is serving as the side’s chief selector as well.

“I think that the board has put too much load on Misbah by giving him the dual tasks of the head coach and chief selector. The board needs to be a bit accurate and appoint a specialized batting coach,” Miandad told APP.

Faisal had applied for the batting coach place. But Faisal had been ignored for the role and Miandad believes him being Faisal’s uncle delayed him.

“I think the board was hesitant to hire Faisal due to his relationship with me,” said Miandad, but maintained that Faisal has the value to be given the position. “Faisal has done coaching progress from England and is the best possible option for the batting coach position.”

Javed Miandad has faith in Pakistan batsmen need to be crueler in their mindset. “Our players don’t think of making big runs so they struggle to pursuit even small totals. We need to develop the mentality of our batsmen.”

The Karachi-born also backed under-fire skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed to lead the side, pointing to a lack of better alternatives.

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