Published On: Fri, Sep 23rd, 2016

Misbah recommends reviving one day cricket



Misbahul Haq, Pakistan’s Test captain has projected an augmentation in domestic contests of one-day games in order to revive the national team’s performance in the 50-over format.

Whereas the Green shirt men are the top-ranked Test side on the globe, they are languishing at ninth number in ODI rankings, and the 42-year-old clarified that the irregularity was because of the need of revelation instead of talent.

The player from Mianwali stated in an interview that the major cause behind Pakistan’s ODI endeavors is the deficiency of 50-over cricket at domestic level.

He stated that “A domestic cricketer may play at least 10 to 20 first-class matches in a season,” he further added “However, he doesn’t get the same match practice in the 50-over format.”

Misbah continued by saying “I have been stating this for a moment that we require to lay greater stress on one-day cricket in our domestic system, and play many one-day games, for the reason that you can’t progress by playing an utmost of five 50-over matches a year in the domestic circuit.”

He added that “We have only one 50-over tournament and the format is not even played at club level anymore,”

He explained “The majority of the cricket at the grassroots level is 20 to 25 overs; this is one huge cause that our ODI cricket has worsened and we are standing at number nine.

He continued “We require developing our resources and we can merely do so by raising the figure of games in our domestic tournament. The cause we are on top in Tests is for the reason that our players are receiving sufficient games and contact at domestic level. That is the just cause I see.”

Misbah, who captained the ODI side amid 2011 and 2015, persisted that present captain Azhar Ali must not be the merely one blamed for poor performance.

He added “In Pakistan, there is an insight that the captain is the only one responsible for everything,” he continued “though, cricket is a team game and every player has to contribute.”

He told “We employed each probable talent in the country but it didn’t work. Whenever you are compelled to alter, that is for the reason that the team isn’t performing. Unluckily, in one-day cricket, the boys haven’t performed well.”

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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