Dubai - HAROON SIDDIQUI - Misbah-ul-Haq and company hugely disappointed Pakistani fans, who came from all over UAE to see their heroes in action during the third ODI at the Dubai Sports Complex.

This is the best time for Misbah to retire from ODI and Twenty20 formats with dignity before he got himself sacked as his defensive approach is back-firing in limited versions of the game. It is despicable that neither Pakistan can set the target nor chase it at a time when Twenty20 World Cup is approaching.

There is no dearth of talent in the country and Pakistani board should make wholesale changes to form a new players’ pool of around about 40 to 50 players for the preparations of Twenty20 World Cup to be held in August. Dav Whatmore will assume the charge as head coach of national team at the end of the month and the selected pool should be handed over to him to groom and polish a winning unit for the mega event. Interim coach, captain and team management have also failed to deliver during the one-day series. Pakistan top order batsmen, M Hafeez, Imran Farhat and Azhar Ali, are repeating same mistakes and were out while playing same shot. The player got out while playing ball across the line without moving their feet in the all three one-dayers and there is no output from coach still in this regard.

There are lot of players which are performing well in the Bangladesh T20 Premier League including Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shahzad, Imran Nazir, Shahzaib Hasan, Abdul Razzaq, M Sami and many others while Usman Salahuddin, Ayub Dogar Awais Zia, wicket-keeper batsman Jamal Anwar, Sharjeel Khan, Rameez Raja Jr, Shoaib Khan, Afaq Rahim, Raza Hasan and many youngsters are showing their potential with consistent domestic performances. They should be inducted in the players’ pool to strengthen and replacement of senior players who are at the verge of retiring.