LAHORE - Pakistan cricket team head coach waqar Younis Thursday said the experiment to induct of new players let the team down in the one-day and Twenty20 format against England at United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“Obviously, I am also disappointment the way fans of the game on the loss of team to England in one day and T20 versions of the game but we are fully determined to learn lesson from it and to perform better in future,” he said while speaking at the press conference here at Gaddafi Stadium after meeting with PCB chairman Shaharyar M Khan.
“We were enjoying good position of being number two T20 format but the experiment of including young blood back fired besides injuries to players also contributed to teams defeat in the one day series. Ammad Waseem, who was fully adjusted at the number seven place in the team , got injured which disturbed the combination of team and brought negative impact on its showing,” he said.
waqar termed Test squad more reliable and experienced as players were more consistent compared to the players of one-day and T20. “In the one day and T20 squads young blood was infused as a part of team rebuilding,” he said.
“It will take some time to gel these players with the experienced players of the team and we have to work really hard on lifting the fortune of our batting besides bringing improvement in the fitness of the players ,” said the head coach. “If we get a chance to play India in case the series is agreed between the two countries, I am confident that our team will produce a better brand of cricket,” waqar added.
He said the recently-concluded series against England was quite lengthy due to involvement of all the three formats of the game and in such circumstances it became tough and demanded prime fitness of the players in which they lacked.