Pakistan news December 5, 2011

Pakistan coach to be named after Bangladesh tour

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The PCB coach hunt committee has decided on its choice for head coach and specialised coaches, but will make a formal announcement after the Bangladesh tour, with the incumbent in place for next January's series against England. Dav Whatmore is seen as the front-runner for the top job with Mohsin Khan, Aaqib Javed and Julien Fountain tipped to get the batting, bowling and fielding roles.

Col Naushad Ali, a member of the committee and currently assistant manager of the national team, said the committee had made its decision. "The person we have picked as head coach is very well suited to Pakistan," Ali said. "He is the one who suits the temperament of Pakistan cricket and [that] of its team."

Whatmore, currently coach of the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders, was linked with the post on an earlier occasion, when the PCB eventually picked Geoff Lawson. This time, his name is believed to be favoured by the committee members - Ali, Intikhab Alam, Zaheer Abbas and Ramiz Raja (though the last-named has been out of loop while on tour as a commentator).

When contacted by ESPNcricinfo, Whatmore refused to shed any light on the issue. "I can't say anything," he said. "I am in no position to say anything."

The committee - which is believed to favour home-grown batting and bowling coaches, given Pakistan's traditional strengths in those disciplines - is yet to conduct a formal interview with any of the candidates, but is understood to have been in touch through mail and phone. It is believed the PCB had set up a meeting between Alam and Whatmore under the Ijaz Butt regime but it was cancelled following the change in administration.

The appointment of a coach will fill a slot that's been lying vacant for the past five months, since Waqar Younis stepped down on health grounds. Mohsin Khan was named interim coach and it's understood he wants to continue in some coaching capacity rather than return to a selectorial role.

"I think I have done fairly a good job," Khan told ESPNcricinfo last month. "I haven't applied for the coaching job but if they [the PCB] ask me to carry on, I'd love to do so."

Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo's Pakistan correspondent

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  • ShahbazSalamat on December 8, 2011, 10:51 GMT

    Let C what happen. Pakistan Surely need a good coach but Coach should need to focus his own work not indulge his self in player politics as it happened to some of our previous coachs. But hope for the best . Dav Whatmore Is the best Coach in the World i personally like him very much and Best Wishes for him

  • stark-truth on December 8, 2011, 9:15 GMT

    Clarifying that the "humiliation" I referred to in the last post was regarding the ignominous four-day exit from World Cup '07 - the loss to Ireland minnows the day before Woolmer had that heart attack. If the medical condition was prompted by the professional disaster of the team including coach, we have just the skipper Inzamam and Woolmer to blame for it as they were the ones calling all the shots in those dark days of our cricket. Nevertheless, rot had set in the team when we hired a foreign mercenary as our coach allied with the weird nature of Inzamam. As can be recalled, he invited his mate Jonty on a merry ride to Pak and got him paid in excess of GBP 20,000 for just a day or two fielding drill in NCA! Amusing thing happened as within a matter of weeks - the same Jaunty Rhodes was cheering and clapping wildly in the SA Dressing Room as Pak was crumbling batting against a rampaging SA attack. Such is the materialistic nature of foreign coaches - nothing but foreign mercenaries.

  • on December 7, 2011, 17:13 GMT

    I think Dav Whatmore is given chance of Head coach of Pakistan Team. But I am wonder that how he long to serve Pakistan cricket team like other caoches.

  • alamtawhid on December 7, 2011, 14:14 GMT

    definately watmoore will b best.....but at first former players need to shut their mouth.

  • stark-truth on December 7, 2011, 13:17 GMT

    @desi_picasso...am not sure what you mean by stating that Pak should be thankful that foreign coaches are still applying for positions "after the Woolmer incident"? Are you suggesting his death was the fault of the players? Yes, indeed the players and especially the petulant and incompetent introverted skipper Inzamam have to take a take the blame for the terrible terrible humiliation, but then the coach had a lot to do with it too. Moreover, the guy died a natural death, however mysterious as it seemed at the time. He was grossly overweight and his cholestrol levels were sky-rocketing due to his penchance for hearty desi breakfasts in Pakistan - halwa puri, nihaari etc. So do elaborate how exactly is Pak to blame for his demise?

  • SilentViewer on December 7, 2011, 6:55 GMT

    I don't know what is the problem with every one in Pakistan. Every one even waseem akram said that we don't need different coaches. I don't understand the logic behind it why the hell they dont understand that our fielding is pathetic so obviously we need a fielding coach who will work with boys. Mohsin or any xyz one main coach can not have enough time for practicing for fielding with every one. We are using 1990's fielding drills which needs to be change. But sounds irritating that no one understand this very simple logic.

  • m.zubair_acca on December 7, 2011, 6:13 GMT

    We need young legs like umer akmal to lift ourself against good teams like Aus, India, SA and ENG. We need guys like Awais Zia, Hammad Azam in batting. Its a blunder that Hammad Azam was not included for ODI's against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. What is Chairmain of PCB is doing, Why not he ask from cheif selector who included imran farhat his son in law and shoib malik for the tour but not hammad azam and awais zia.

  • m.zubair_acca on December 7, 2011, 6:06 GMT

    I am totally agree with Asif Kidwai regarding Wasif Minhas commets, Its time to rethink, if we don't do anything at this time, it will be too late as the next world cup is coming. I mean we should think and decide about Imran Farhat, Shoib malik, Younis Khan OR Misbah ul Haq ya Misbahul Haq i am repeating again Misbah ul Haq, Abdur Razzaq, Sohail Tanveer for the next world cup. We are waisting our time on these players especially by including them in the ODI team.

  • on December 7, 2011, 4:15 GMT

    After BD perhaps the Pakistan batting is worst one, as all know it is their bowling that is winning the game. We need a real batting coach as well as fielding coach, which ain't Mohsin for sure.

  • on December 7, 2011, 3:55 GMT

    Well I am happy the way Pakistanis are playing, but playing teams that are not that competitive recently, WI, Zimbabwe, Sri lanka, Bangladesh. The Pakistani caliber will be tested against England and then it will be seen how much they have improved. As far as Mohsin is concerned, up-til now he has done good, the methods he has applied are debatable but what ever he is doing seems to be working for now (even if its sleeping and drinking tea!). Once again the real challenge is England. Waqar is a great loss he is a very good bowling coach. I think every team which is struggling with its bowling should hire Waqar for at least 6 months, he definitely produces results. The new Gul and Hafeez are very good examples

  • ShahbazSalamat on December 8, 2011, 10:51 GMT

    Let C what happen. Pakistan Surely need a good coach but Coach should need to focus his own work not indulge his self in player politics as it happened to some of our previous coachs. But hope for the best . Dav Whatmore Is the best Coach in the World i personally like him very much and Best Wishes for him

  • stark-truth on December 8, 2011, 9:15 GMT

    Clarifying that the "humiliation" I referred to in the last post was regarding the ignominous four-day exit from World Cup '07 - the loss to Ireland minnows the day before Woolmer had that heart attack. If the medical condition was prompted by the professional disaster of the team including coach, we have just the skipper Inzamam and Woolmer to blame for it as they were the ones calling all the shots in those dark days of our cricket. Nevertheless, rot had set in the team when we hired a foreign mercenary as our coach allied with the weird nature of Inzamam. As can be recalled, he invited his mate Jonty on a merry ride to Pak and got him paid in excess of GBP 20,000 for just a day or two fielding drill in NCA! Amusing thing happened as within a matter of weeks - the same Jaunty Rhodes was cheering and clapping wildly in the SA Dressing Room as Pak was crumbling batting against a rampaging SA attack. Such is the materialistic nature of foreign coaches - nothing but foreign mercenaries.

  • on December 7, 2011, 17:13 GMT

    I think Dav Whatmore is given chance of Head coach of Pakistan Team. But I am wonder that how he long to serve Pakistan cricket team like other caoches.

  • alamtawhid on December 7, 2011, 14:14 GMT

    definately watmoore will b best.....but at first former players need to shut their mouth.

  • stark-truth on December 7, 2011, 13:17 GMT

    @desi_picasso...am not sure what you mean by stating that Pak should be thankful that foreign coaches are still applying for positions "after the Woolmer incident"? Are you suggesting his death was the fault of the players? Yes, indeed the players and especially the petulant and incompetent introverted skipper Inzamam have to take a take the blame for the terrible terrible humiliation, but then the coach had a lot to do with it too. Moreover, the guy died a natural death, however mysterious as it seemed at the time. He was grossly overweight and his cholestrol levels were sky-rocketing due to his penchance for hearty desi breakfasts in Pakistan - halwa puri, nihaari etc. So do elaborate how exactly is Pak to blame for his demise?

  • SilentViewer on December 7, 2011, 6:55 GMT

    I don't know what is the problem with every one in Pakistan. Every one even waseem akram said that we don't need different coaches. I don't understand the logic behind it why the hell they dont understand that our fielding is pathetic so obviously we need a fielding coach who will work with boys. Mohsin or any xyz one main coach can not have enough time for practicing for fielding with every one. We are using 1990's fielding drills which needs to be change. But sounds irritating that no one understand this very simple logic.

  • m.zubair_acca on December 7, 2011, 6:13 GMT

    We need young legs like umer akmal to lift ourself against good teams like Aus, India, SA and ENG. We need guys like Awais Zia, Hammad Azam in batting. Its a blunder that Hammad Azam was not included for ODI's against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. What is Chairmain of PCB is doing, Why not he ask from cheif selector who included imran farhat his son in law and shoib malik for the tour but not hammad azam and awais zia.

  • m.zubair_acca on December 7, 2011, 6:06 GMT

    I am totally agree with Asif Kidwai regarding Wasif Minhas commets, Its time to rethink, if we don't do anything at this time, it will be too late as the next world cup is coming. I mean we should think and decide about Imran Farhat, Shoib malik, Younis Khan OR Misbah ul Haq ya Misbahul Haq i am repeating again Misbah ul Haq, Abdur Razzaq, Sohail Tanveer for the next world cup. We are waisting our time on these players especially by including them in the ODI team.

  • on December 7, 2011, 4:15 GMT

    After BD perhaps the Pakistan batting is worst one, as all know it is their bowling that is winning the game. We need a real batting coach as well as fielding coach, which ain't Mohsin for sure.

  • on December 7, 2011, 3:55 GMT

    Well I am happy the way Pakistanis are playing, but playing teams that are not that competitive recently, WI, Zimbabwe, Sri lanka, Bangladesh. The Pakistani caliber will be tested against England and then it will be seen how much they have improved. As far as Mohsin is concerned, up-til now he has done good, the methods he has applied are debatable but what ever he is doing seems to be working for now (even if its sleeping and drinking tea!). Once again the real challenge is England. Waqar is a great loss he is a very good bowling coach. I think every team which is struggling with its bowling should hire Waqar for at least 6 months, he definitely produces results. The new Gul and Hafeez are very good examples

  • on December 7, 2011, 2:54 GMT

    i think it is an unwise decision ...Mohssin khan is giving 100 percent results.......

  • on December 6, 2011, 21:30 GMT

    mohsin hasan khan is the coach of pakistan cricket team on interim basis and he have made pakistan win the series against both opponents sri lanka and bangladesh. Test series are remaining so you should think about that if they lose and second is that if you all people of my great country pakistan think that bec of mohsin we have won these two series no the credit goes to the captaincy of misbah ul haq and all the team members if mohsin would have played a role in pakistans win there should have been a big or atleast a little improvement in pakistans batting which went like 200 all out 258 all out from 150-0 and 63-5 i hope you all can understand. Dav whatmore should be a good coach for pakistan team and can improve their batting other staff fielding coach julien fountain can also be a big impact in playing the role of pakistans fielding in upcoming series and bowling and batting coaches are also good respectively. How will pak defend these score's like 63-5 against eng think and 258.

  • on December 6, 2011, 21:30 GMT

    Wasif people like you keep players like Mohsin and Akmal brothers and Imran farhat in team. If you think Mohsin khan has done good job of being a coach than you need to go back and first read and observe what real coach do during the game. Unlike Mohsin, Intikhab Alam who either sit on their tails and drink tea or sleep. yeah you are right he has done a good job can you give me any specifics that made you make such a positive comments about Mohsin.......People like you amazes me...........

    Asif

  • on December 6, 2011, 21:29 GMT

    Wasif people like you keep players like Mohsin and Akmal brothers and Imran farhat in team. If you think Mohsin khan has done good job of being a coach than you need to go back and first read and observe what real coach do during the game. Unlike Mohsin, Intikhab Alam who either sit on their tails and drink tea or sleep. yeah you are right he has done a good job can you give me any specifics that made you make such a positive comments about Mohsin.......People like you amazes me...........

    Asif

  • on December 6, 2011, 19:42 GMT

    Equally important is the formation of national selection committee. PCB must appoint authoritative and professional chief selector to set the things in right order.

  • on December 6, 2011, 19:26 GMT

    Pakistan dont need a coach, Mohsin has done a good job... etc, these are are baseless arguments to me. PCB badly needs a professional coaching team and Mohsin should not be given any credits as this combination was made prior to his appointment as a coach. Waqar did some hard work on England, NZ tours and also in worldcup and he had a tough stint as a coach so credit should be given to him instead.

  • Nabeel47 on December 6, 2011, 19:14 GMT

    Pak team does not need a coach with a plan or Personality like Dave's, who have got an Influential Personality or who always comes with some different thoughts, there is no doubt about his coaching abilities but All Pak team need and will always need a Coach or a Caretaker who unites them and conducts the nets and other training sections, which every 1 can C Mohsin is doing pretty well and Inshallah will do if he is allowed to, I say so cuz team having Players like Afridi, Umer Akmal etc are very difficult to teach and 1 also cant teach Misbah in Nets tat (Bhai hm 60s ki Test Cricket nai khelrahay) so Mohsin or who ever but not an Influential Person, All have seen Wat Afridi did with Waqar...

  • khurramsch on December 6, 2011, 19:00 GMT

    dev shopuld be head & aaqib can be bowling. mohsin khan hasnt spend much time. its waqars well done job .

  • asim229 on December 6, 2011, 18:49 GMT

    They should appoint a local coach who can talk to the younger players in their own language. The older players dont need any coach and if they play with unity then they can win under any coach.

  • on December 6, 2011, 16:49 GMT

    I am little bit surprise to hear this news because Mohsin did a wonderful job for team Pakistan. Yeah its true that opinion can differ to each other. But the most important thing is to support Pakistan. If Dev Whatomore became headcoach than Mohsin Khan should picking up for batting consultant.

  • on December 6, 2011, 15:16 GMT

    Whatmore is a good option for Pakistan.

  • Bilal94 on December 6, 2011, 15:06 GMT

    People think of Whatmore as a foreigner but he understands the Asian mentality.If he can improve the hopeless Bangalis imagine what he can do with the vast talent available in Pakistan.

  • on December 6, 2011, 15:04 GMT

    I wonder why people are appreciating Mohsin as a coach since he has just joined the team and I don't think spending such little time would have made any difference to the performance of the team. Secondly, Pakistan has not faced any tough opponent since he joined the team; I bet Pakistan would have won both the series without even a coach. If we are judging the performance of the team on wins against a team like Bangladesh then we should better think twice. Speaking of foreign coaches if you see we had coaches like Richard Pybus and Woolmer who were previously linked with South Africa in some form of cricket. Whatmore, on the other hand, coached Sri Lanka and under his coaching the won the 1996 world cup. He has also worked with Bangladesh, a team that could rarely win a match but under his coaching they beat Australia and South Africa. Both were Asian teams. If there is anybody who is suited for this job to coach Pakistan is him.

  • Afridipak on December 6, 2011, 14:49 GMT

    mohsin is the best coach for our team '''''''

  • on December 6, 2011, 13:41 GMT

    With the help of Whatmore Pakistan aiming for the WC 2015

  • desi_picasso on December 6, 2011, 13:32 GMT

    PCB/Pakistan should be thankful that after Woolmer's incident foreing coaches are applying for the job. We should be honest to ourself and have a bit of shame. Like SLCB and WICB PCB is on track of not affording salaries of the team. I won't be surprise if new controversy arises soon.

  • on December 6, 2011, 11:25 GMT

    not a good decision poor decision

  • yorkslanka on December 6, 2011, 10:52 GMT

    as a sri lanka, i have to say that Dav is a fantastic coach but to be honest, i dont see why the current coach cant carry on as he is doing a great job with this current Pakistan team?

  • on December 6, 2011, 8:59 GMT

    Pakistan team dont need a coach....they are playing fine now.

  • on December 6, 2011, 8:12 GMT

    I dont understand what is the need of a foreign coach when pak is doin so well under mohshin.... Make him the actual coach that would be more beneficial to the Pak Team

  • iMPARTIAL.PAK on December 6, 2011, 7:30 GMT

    Pakistan DON'T NEED foriegn coaches , i think no team should import foriegn coach, why cant we utilize services of our lgendary cricketers, why waste money, its the team and players who perform what can WHATMORE teach ajmal, misbah, younis,afridi NOWWWWWW????? Coaches are needed at grass root level or academy level , or to most under 19 or A , B level.

  • on December 6, 2011, 7:14 GMT

    Nice Decision.....................

  • on December 6, 2011, 6:34 GMT

    Somuch depressing coments!!! C'on pessimist ppl, hope for good ! Pakistan is on the tract to excellence...

  • anver777 on December 6, 2011, 5:18 GMT

    Finally Pak's hunt for a coach is over.........WHAT MORE !!! now Pak team must carry forward their rich form under their new coach !!!!

  • Ahsan_Shere on December 6, 2011, 4:48 GMT

    Whatmore can't be a good option

  • Ahsan_Shere on December 6, 2011, 2:51 GMT

    Foreign Coaches won't help Pakistan, Richard Pybus sacked after 2003, Bob Woolmer led to a four day exit in 2007 World Cup & Intikhab Alam brought glory to Pakistan in 1992. Now Mohsin Khan is bringing Pak back on track as they won six out of six ODI series. If Whatmore selected, I bet Aqib & Mohsin will then quit & it will be a huge loss.

  • QTS_ on December 6, 2011, 1:12 GMT

    @yspal: at the official age of thirty, Pakistan players are more likely to be above thirty than not. Since players are usually past their primes after thirty (with significant exceptions in the current cricketing world), it is reasonable to look for replacements.

  • junzzz on December 6, 2011, 0:42 GMT

    pak has few top class spinners,,,,,do we need a spiner coach as well???does aqaib good enuf to guide the spineers???as for mohsin and qhatmore...both never had good figures in test or odI but looks like they cn b good coachs n motivaters......in end its all up to pak players to get together and play for PAKISTAN AND 4 DM SELVES!!

  • yspal on December 5, 2011, 23:48 GMT

    One thing really puts me off in pakistan cricket as soon as any player turns 30 everyone seems to talk about replacing him with youngerplayer. As if a player should retire on 30 and the retirement age should be 30 in Pakistan. Prime example is Mohammad Yousuf as soon he got into early thirty everyone started talking about his place in team and eventually he was dropped prematurely.

  • gunnerr4life on December 5, 2011, 22:45 GMT

    Why is Mohammad Rameez not given a proper chance ?? He was given just a couple of matches against Zimbabwe and then he was ignored !! How can you do this to a true talent like him ... Umar Amin was given 14 consecutive innings to prove his worth but he failed ... But Khalid Latif and Mohammad Rameez got just 2 innings ! why these double standards ? Everyone should be given a proper chance !

  • on December 5, 2011, 22:05 GMT

    i am actually concerned....apart from the lankans, whatmore has not been able to make a mark else where. Sri lankans only managed cos they had a brain in ranatunga. I really feel whatmore will be asking himself only only one thing ....what more?

  • on December 5, 2011, 21:32 GMT

    now pcb should some work on selection committee

  • ekhan85 on December 5, 2011, 20:40 GMT

    I am very glad that finally PCB is doing something good for Pakistan cricket. I really wanted DAV as the coach. He has plenty of experience under his belt. Good to see AQIB JAVED as a bowling coach too although I would Preferred waqar.

  • cktanalyser on December 5, 2011, 20:05 GMT

    Good to see Moshin Khan as batting coach,he and misbah & co were doing the job tremendesly but the real war is start with England after that we can say whether pakistan has the real team r the fluke made them wins, lets see.....

  • Zahidsaltin on December 5, 2011, 19:46 GMT

    WAQAR YOUNIS did a very good job and present results are outcome of his dedicated work. In my opinion, the most important thing now is to find coaches who can work together without creating conflicts among them and in the team. Pakistan needs to find honest SELECTORS, who chose players on merit. Fawad Alam and Usman Salauddin have been scoring heavily for a long time now but no one understands why Fawad is not persisted with when his averages in tests and Odi are so good. What is in Asad Shafiq which could be better than Fawad? USAMAN is future of pakistan and seems to be a good replacement for Misbah when time comes but he should be included in the pool where he gets some matches like Asad shafiq does.

  • Mel-waas on December 5, 2011, 19:39 GMT

    Mohsin Khan should be the Permanent Coach. He is doing so well. Why mess with a winning combination. Shoaib Malik shouldn't be in the squad & bring back Wahab Riaz and Tanvir Ahmed.

  • tariqpk on December 5, 2011, 19:21 GMT

    The coach must belong to home side like Mohsin, Aqib, etc. who can communicate with the players in local language as well. Most of the young cricketers becoming the part of squad, could not understand/speak English clearly which can create a communication gap b/w coach and those who are the nascent part of national team. The another point is very important (not the part of discussion) which is the aged group of pakistan team i.e. Most performer of the side crossed age of 30 like Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Misbah, Younis, Aizaz, A.Razzaq, etc. There is a need of inducting fresh blood in the side like Hammad azam, Ramiz Raja jr., Raza hassan, etc. The alternate should have the potential to play at least 2-3 upcoming world cups. This is the best time when they can groom themselves with misbah, younis, Ajmal

  • on December 5, 2011, 19:11 GMT

    Gud choice .. but Players needs to play as a team....Aqib javed gud to guide the talented bowlers .....The disicpline will be the key to succuess... Best of Luck to Pakistan team ..Pakistan zindabad

  • on December 5, 2011, 19:03 GMT

    how about Sabih Azhar?..he coached Rawalpindi rams to the domestic tour win and then the under 19 team recently won in Malaysia.

  • on December 5, 2011, 18:57 GMT

    What more whatmore can do? he's an expired coach. get a fresh coach plz.

  • CricketFan365 on December 5, 2011, 18:52 GMT

    Now I have remembered the reason why Bangladeshi people don't like him. India was looking for a coach at that time and Dev Whatmore tried to make himself available for the selection even his contract with Bangladesh was far from over. We all were really upset about that. Then BCCI said they had no intention to pick Whatmore.. hahaha.. He made a fool out of himself. Just try to imagine what effect that had on the players and all.. What kind of professional coach is he?

  • stark-truth on December 5, 2011, 18:48 GMT

    Whatmore is a hard taskmaster and an abrasive personality; hence, quite an impractical choice in my opinion. Moreover the harsh words he spoke about Pak players some years ago must still be ringing in the ears of the players. Alas, we are going in the direction of hiring yet another foreign mercenary. A foreign coach has no affiliation with the nation's pride, bar the commercially-driven affinity claims. Woolmer was a prime example of the utter mismatch a foreign coach brings to Pak cricket, as he left us in dark depths and ignominy in the wake of atrocious defeat at the hands of Ireland in the '07 WC and concomitant inglorious ouster from the world event. The team took quite some time then to walk out of the mess created by the coach and the-then holier-than-thou skipper. PCB has taken another step back.

  • AF219 on December 5, 2011, 18:39 GMT

    If Whatmore is given the position of head coach its the best thing ever happened to Pakistan Cricket after Bob Woolmer. He is a very very intelligent persona and will certainly bring intelligence factor (which is missing from all the Pakistani teams since Great Imran Khan) on board.

  • CricketFan365 on December 5, 2011, 18:30 GMT

    It has been a long time since he was the coach of Bangladesh Cricket team. Honestly, we are really not fond of him. The feedback we got from the journalists also were not good at the end of his time in Bangladesh. He had lost his respect for his bemused act! I don't think he would do any good to Pakistan Cricket. However, Wasim Akram has seen him closely in KKR. So if he recommends Whatmore, then Pakistan can pick him.

  • on December 5, 2011, 18:29 GMT

    When pcb has elected 3 coaches for three different catogries than what's the need of whatmore?

  • on December 5, 2011, 18:29 GMT

    mohsin and whatmore are not good choice for pakistan coaching .. best choice is geof lawson and greg cheppale

  • adnan_rifat84 on December 5, 2011, 18:27 GMT

    people who saying mohsin is nice coach living in fool's heaven.. pakistani team is now performing because they really wana show there better image to the world after spot fixing scandal..in current pakistani team u need to improve the batting line and mohsin still didn't work on players batting skills yet... he is not proffesionals he is lucky just by chance..if pakistani team players play with sincerity they can win any match with out any coach take the example of 1992 world cup.. just sincerity is required..yes batting and fielding has to be improved more and more..thats y pakistani team need a batting and fielding coaches who are PROFESSIONALS.in current batting line i m worried about england tour..hope our team keep winning with passion and sincerity

  • on December 5, 2011, 18:16 GMT

    Pakistan needs to groom some young batsmen with sound technique. For that one would need a good batting coach. Although preferably one would want good batsmen from college cricket. We need a couple of good fast bowlers too, but that, given our history, can happen anytime, so no sweat! Look at India, they seem to be producing some world class batters like Sachin, Dravid, Ganguly and now Kohli and Sharma....WE NEED TECHNICALLY GOOD BATSMEN. We have only one batsman right now that is in that league...UMAR AKMAL. Mohsin Khan is good for bonding well with players, but as a batting coach, u gotta be kidding me...

  • on December 5, 2011, 18:14 GMT

    A good choice, but think will he manage the players alongwith a team of coaches, managers etc. There should be only one coach who can command the players apart from coaching. Most favourite is Waqar Younis. The whole success story of 2011 is credited to Wicky only, who gathered the shattered morale of players and guided them towards victory. If we dream to be No.1, Waqar should be the right choice.

  • on December 5, 2011, 18:08 GMT

    Just when Pakistan has won 5 series in a row, they need a new coach but when Pakistan lost a series against South Africa in UAE and all other major series under Shahid Afridi and Waqar, there was no need of new coach. Excellent!

    My thoughts are with Mohsin and Misbah combo which dominated Sri Lanka series and for a change brought unprecedent luck to Pakistan team. Now I expect all of you to understand my displeasure on Whatmore or any other coach's selection.

  • Raul786 on December 5, 2011, 18:06 GMT

    Waqar Younis handed Mohsin Khan a well balanced team,It would be harsh to give Mohsin Khan credit of victories.He has no coaching experience and have not gone through any hard times yet when coaching skills are tested and i am sure he will fail on those occasions. Come on guys how indian movies actor and selector can be a coach.

  • stabish on December 5, 2011, 18:05 GMT

    I think IJAT BUTT should be made Pakistan Coach...High Five, Very nice (Borat style )

  • Raul786 on December 5, 2011, 18:00 GMT

    Waqar Younis handed Mohsin Khan a well balanced team,It would be harsh to give Mohsin Khan credit of victories.He has no coaching experience and have not gone through any hard times yet when coaching skills are tested and i am sure he will fail on those occasions. Come on guys how indian movies actor and selector can be a coach.

  • on December 5, 2011, 17:58 GMT

    excellent selection .......... he knows what he is doing...... let the player knows wat is the player role in the team...... excellent man management skills............want Derek Randall / Mark Waugh /Mark Taylor to be a fielding coach.

  • Afridipak on December 5, 2011, 17:39 GMT

    plzz let mohsin khan he is the best coach

  • SaintsFan on December 5, 2011, 17:38 GMT

    @tanvir1974 I think you forgot to do your homework. Just go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav_Whatmore and look at the Whatmore's resume' before making such statements to misguide my people. Live long Pakistan.

  • Atif_ul_Islam on December 5, 2011, 17:36 GMT

    Whatmore was needed..What-more as needed..??

  • on December 5, 2011, 17:26 GMT

    whatmore was the coach of the srilankan team when they won the world cup

  • Raul786 on December 5, 2011, 17:25 GMT

    @tanvir1974 It is not necessary that good player in the past is always a good coach, Coaching role is totally different you cant be against whatmore because he has played 7 matches,He is among the best coaches around and dnt forget he was the coach when Srilanka won the world cup and how beautifully he used jaysuria in that world cup. He also helped bangladesh to gain stability. If a good player in the past can be good coach than PCB dnt need to look anywhere as Pak's history is full of legends but they cant be good coach.es as i am sure, we have already exprienced it with Javed Miandad>

  • on December 5, 2011, 17:23 GMT

    what??? what a surprise, i'm from SL but i always felt that wish we we had a local coach like pak does , ur local coach seems to be doing a pretty good job & looks soo close with players too, like a family !

  • Raul786 on December 5, 2011, 17:17 GMT

    I was heart broken when heard that Micky Arthur is hired by CA, as he is out of contest I think whatmore is the ultimate choice,Lets hope he would bring good fortunes to the team. I also heard Arjuna Ranatunga is also in the race,

  • Stark62 on December 5, 2011, 17:07 GMT

    I don't care who the coach is, as long as mohsin and illyas are kicked out as selectors!

    How can you keep picking farhat, malik, younis (for ODI's and T20's), sohail and other old players?

    The squad that is currently in Bang playing ODI's, contains only 3 youngsters (Umar, Shafiq and Sarfraz).

    Where are young talents like Sadaf, Fawad, Hammad, Jamshed, Yasin, Haris Sohail and Mohammed Rameez?

  • on December 5, 2011, 17:04 GMT

    no need to appoint slot of coaches. only need one and only waqar younis as a coach if pak needs to win WC2013

  • on December 5, 2011, 16:45 GMT

    Mohsin seems to have gelled well with the boys; he may well prove to be a decent coordinator between the boys and the head coach; same goes for Aaqib Javed. With a mercurial team like Pakistan it's more a case of Comfort level than logic in most cases! Discipline is the key for Pakistan cricket more than anything else for future successes! More punishments to players guilty of match fixing are bound to get better result.

  • thePakistanian on December 5, 2011, 16:42 GMT

    Whoever is selected, be it Whatmore or anyone else! I just hope & pray that he's the best choice for Pakistan & we should give him ample time to perform before criticising his appointment & then his ability! Let's hope the contract is long term & is till 2015 WC & hope Misbah & co get well settled with him & keep on the Discipline & also wining against top sides! All the Best for Pakitan Cricket Future.!!

  • on December 5, 2011, 16:17 GMT

    Its wonderfull to have a man like whatmore in your team, heading the team. He is hardworking, well focused, eminent, best for the job in business, gives 110 percent and what else one can wish for and one can wish to have. I hope that he (Whatmore) will agree to have a go with team pakistan and focus the team to their primary role of playing and leaving behind all other secondary issues. Good Luck Whatmore . . .Good Luck team Pakistan . . .A job well done if so?????

  • on December 5, 2011, 16:06 GMT

    whatmore shd b given the job as he has a an impressive record wid 2 asian teams previously...i think he can carry on da gud results pak has been enjoying of late

  • tanvir1974 on December 5, 2011, 16:00 GMT

    dav whatmore what a blufff he has played only 7 test and one odi oh my god i can smile on pcb role only if they pick this man for coaching see his history of caoching to other teams no success no special performance. so surprise.

  • on December 5, 2011, 15:58 GMT

    Mohsin Khan seems to be the right choice at the moment. He has gelled well wit the team and the players seem to be happy with him. Whatmore indeed a good coach but once again communication problems will arise again due to the language problem. If I had to call the shots, I would'nt change a thing as this combo is just doin great. except replacing may be couple of players and we all know who they are. Good luck Team Pakistan for the England Tour. peace

  • on December 5, 2011, 15:50 GMT

    what more ??? But at present Pakistanis are doing good, with shaheed afridi in form n their bowling has been very good, they need fielding and batting coach....

  • on December 5, 2011, 15:40 GMT

    yes whatmore is a good option!

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  • on December 5, 2011, 15:40 GMT

    yes whatmore is a good option!

  • on December 5, 2011, 15:50 GMT

    what more ??? But at present Pakistanis are doing good, with shaheed afridi in form n their bowling has been very good, they need fielding and batting coach....

  • on December 5, 2011, 15:58 GMT

    Mohsin Khan seems to be the right choice at the moment. He has gelled well wit the team and the players seem to be happy with him. Whatmore indeed a good coach but once again communication problems will arise again due to the language problem. If I had to call the shots, I would'nt change a thing as this combo is just doin great. except replacing may be couple of players and we all know who they are. Good luck Team Pakistan for the England Tour. peace

  • tanvir1974 on December 5, 2011, 16:00 GMT

    dav whatmore what a blufff he has played only 7 test and one odi oh my god i can smile on pcb role only if they pick this man for coaching see his history of caoching to other teams no success no special performance. so surprise.

  • on December 5, 2011, 16:06 GMT

    whatmore shd b given the job as he has a an impressive record wid 2 asian teams previously...i think he can carry on da gud results pak has been enjoying of late

  • on December 5, 2011, 16:17 GMT

    Its wonderfull to have a man like whatmore in your team, heading the team. He is hardworking, well focused, eminent, best for the job in business, gives 110 percent and what else one can wish for and one can wish to have. I hope that he (Whatmore) will agree to have a go with team pakistan and focus the team to their primary role of playing and leaving behind all other secondary issues. Good Luck Whatmore . . .Good Luck team Pakistan . . .A job well done if so?????

  • thePakistanian on December 5, 2011, 16:42 GMT

    Whoever is selected, be it Whatmore or anyone else! I just hope & pray that he's the best choice for Pakistan & we should give him ample time to perform before criticising his appointment & then his ability! Let's hope the contract is long term & is till 2015 WC & hope Misbah & co get well settled with him & keep on the Discipline & also wining against top sides! All the Best for Pakitan Cricket Future.!!

  • on December 5, 2011, 16:45 GMT

    Mohsin seems to have gelled well with the boys; he may well prove to be a decent coordinator between the boys and the head coach; same goes for Aaqib Javed. With a mercurial team like Pakistan it's more a case of Comfort level than logic in most cases! Discipline is the key for Pakistan cricket more than anything else for future successes! More punishments to players guilty of match fixing are bound to get better result.

  • on December 5, 2011, 17:04 GMT

    no need to appoint slot of coaches. only need one and only waqar younis as a coach if pak needs to win WC2013

  • Stark62 on December 5, 2011, 17:07 GMT

    I don't care who the coach is, as long as mohsin and illyas are kicked out as selectors!

    How can you keep picking farhat, malik, younis (for ODI's and T20's), sohail and other old players?

    The squad that is currently in Bang playing ODI's, contains only 3 youngsters (Umar, Shafiq and Sarfraz).

    Where are young talents like Sadaf, Fawad, Hammad, Jamshed, Yasin, Haris Sohail and Mohammed Rameez?