Pakistan was handed a humiliating 5-0 whitewash by the visitors Australia in the ODI series in UAE. Although Pakistan’s performance was tedious for an entire series, Pakistan’s batting coach, Grant Flower has found a few positives ahead of the 2019 ICC World Cup 2019 in England.
“Rizwan’s been playing well, but he looked more in charge of his own mind this time. Less frenetic and paced his innings better. He’s good enough to bat in the top four, but I also think he’s versatile enough to play lower down. His running between the wickets is among the best of our players,” Flower said.
The batting coach was generous in his praise for Sohail, who was the highest run-getter for Pakistan in the series and burst into the team after recovering from the second bout of a career-threatening knee injury.
“Haris is a class player and he showed that. His knee’s getting stronger now, and he’s working a lot harder at his fitness. He’ll be the first to admit he didn’t put in the hard yards quite as much earlier in his career, but he’s seeing the benefits of the work he’s putting in now,” he said.
Flower also revealed that he was surprised with the batting performance of Abid Ali as they didn’t work with him previously.