After the announcement of the T20 World Cup squad, the resignation of Pakistan coach Misbah and Waqar is in limbo.
Misbah-ul-Haq resigned as head coach of the Pakistan cricket team within two hours of the announcement of the T20 World Cup squad. At the same time, the team’s bowling coach Waqar Younis also stepped aside. Just before the T20 World Cup, the decision of the two former star cricketers and coaches of Pakistan has sparked controversy.
Misbah and Waqar joined together and leaving together
A statement from the Pakistan Cricket Board said Misbah and Walker had joined the team in September 2019. According to the agreement, they will remain in their respective posts for one more year.
Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq and all-rounder Abdul Razzaq will take on the interim responsibilities of the Pakistan cricket team to handle the situation. In this situation, Babar Azam is going to play ODI and T20 match against New Zealand which is going to start in September.
Misbah want some familytime, tired of corona protocols
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday issued a statement announcing the decision of Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis. Where Babar Azam’s newly ex-coach Misbah-ul-Haq wrote, he knows the timing is not right. T20 World Cup is ahead. Misbah said he was forced to make this decision.
The former also said that he is not in the mood to coach the Pakistan cricket team at present. Misbah-ul-Haq contracted the coronavirus during a tour of the West Indies.
He had to stay in isolation. He had to stay in the West Indies even after the team returned home. After being away from his family for a long time, he wants to give time to his loved ones, for now, said the now-former head coach of Pakistan.
On the other hand, according to Waqar Younis, Misbah-ul-Haq informed him of his decision and future plans. He then made the same decision, said the former Pakistan legend fast bowler. According to Waqar, he and Misbah have worked together as coaches for the Pakistan team. Younis said they do not want to be separated even when leaving the post.
Squad for upcoming series and World Cup
The Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday announced a 15-man squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. The chief selector of the team Mohammad Wasim announced the names of the cricketers in a press conference. With the exception of Shoaib Malik and Sarfaraz Ahmed, there are no unfamiliar faces at the party.
The team includes five specialist batsmen, two wicketkeepers, four all-rounders, and four fast bowlers. The Pakistan cricket team has announced four names in the reserved category.
A section of the cricket community has speculated that Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis resigned in disgrace as Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad was selected without consulting them.
Misbah’s decision as head coach of the Pakistan cricket team has sparked controversy. Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir, who said goodbye to cricket after being dropped from the national team, blamed the former coach for his condition.
Pak squad for NZ, ENG & T20 WC: Babar Azam (c), Mohd Rizwan, Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohd Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Azam Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohd Nawaz, Mohd Wasim, Shahdab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Mohd Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi.
Traveling reserves: Fakhar Zaman, Usman Qadir, Shahnawaz Dhani