Waqar says Pakistan needs to change how it plays cricket


 A day after Pakistan lost their first ever ODI series against Bangladesh, coach Waqar Younis gave in to criticism from Pakistan cricket fans, accepting that the team was facing problems.

“I accept what the critics are saying: Pakistan cricket is facing problems,” said the former Pakistan fast-bowler on Monday.

“We need to change the way we play cricket. We have been playing defensive cricket for too long; it will take time to get out of this (mindset),” he said.

Younis blamed a lack of fitness for the team’s disappointing performance on the Bangladesh tour.

“Our biggest problem is fitness, over which no compromise can be made,” he said.

But he added that there was no need to look back “if you want to move forward with young players”.

Waqar’s statements follow news from the Pakistan camp of what appears to be yet another fitness-related setback.

Sources told a news channel that fast-bowler Rahat Ali had suffered a hamstring injury and skipped the team’s training session on Monday.

The Pakistan team has faced a string of injury setbacks in recent weeks.

Four World Cup squad members – pacemen Ehsan Adil and Sohail Khan, leg-spinner Yasir Shah and batsman Sohaib Maqsood – were earlier declared unfit and ruled out of the tour with injuries.

Pakistan lost the three-game ODI series with a seven wicket defeat in the second match on Sunday after by it lost the first game by 79 runs last week.

The third ODI is scheduled to be played at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium on Wednesday, April 22.

Pakistan also play a solitary Twenty20 game and two Tests on the month-long tour of Bangladesh.


  1. Hello,
    "Congrats Bangladesh"
    Not only me but also all cricket fan have congratulated to Bangladesh Cricket Team due to they have win their two ODI against Pakistan. Remember that from ICC World cup 2015 Bangladesh all cricket players were highly motivated and physically fit and I think but I think as a traffic Pakistan must have heaviness on this ODI series after loosing their first ODI. so Pakistan former coach gave a guideline with a heavy heart.. I wish for Pakistan team they will come back in next match by heard work. Hope for the best.
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  2. Now Bangladesh Cricket team has the ability to beat Pakistan Cricket team anytime , anywhere ! Time has changed . Thanks to Pakistan to come Bangladesh .

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