Former Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that Andy Flower may soon replace Misbah-ul-Haq as the coach of the Pakistan national cricket team.
“I am telling you the decision to sack Misbah has been made, Andy Flower will be replacing him. Andy Flower is currently not accepting the offer as he is the coach of Multan Sultans in the PSL. He will take over the job once PSL gets over,” said Akhtar on his YouTube channel on Wednesday.
The senior cricketer had earlier expressed his discontent over Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) management, owing to the dissatisfactory performance of the players during their recently concluded Test against New Zealand. He said that the PCB is not allowing the players to flourish and only including average players in the team.
He, yet, again bashed the cricket committee in the video and said their actions are meaningless.
“PCB’s cricket committee can do nothing, they just talk nonsense, just leave them. The Committee has decided to give Misbah a chance, but the truth is, Misbah will be asked to leave. Waqar Younis is being asked to work under Misbah, it’s nonsense,” he added.
Akhtar further stated, “Talking about Misbah, PCB brings in average people so that entire blame can be put on the person and then PCB decides to ask that said person to leave. PCB is very clever, they have been doing this for 20-25 years, they keep on bringing average people.”
“Pakistan will next take on South Africa, I am telling you if Pakistan does not create spinning tracks, the visiting team will score 500 every time. Defeating South Africa is the only chance Misbah has, I am telling you the contract with Andy Flower has been sealed,” said Akhtar.
PCB Cricket Committee Chairman Saleem Yousuf, in PCB Cricket Committee’s meeting held on Tuesday, had said that the COVID-19 pandemic was one of the biggest contributing factors for the team’s overall below-par performance in the last 16 months.
The PCB Cricket Committee organized its first review meeting of the year in Lahore on Tuesday. The committee in the meeting analysed and reviewed the performance of the Pakistan men’s national cricket team over the past 16 months and discussed the reasons behind the men’s national team’s below-average performance.
Pakistan Head Coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis also attended the meeting and provided their feedback and inputs on the matter. Newly appointed Chief selector Muhammad Wasim also explained the committee about his selection policies.