Pakistani head coach Mickey Arthur, who had been whitewashed in a three-man test series against South Africa, said the strike would serve as a reality check for the team. The team led by Sarfraz Ahmed lost on Monday (14 January) the last test in 107 races in Johannesburg, allowing South Africa to win the series 3-0.
“It’s obvious (reality check),” he said. “I’m extremely disappointed, we had our moments and did not take them with us, but South Africa was excellent, their bowling came up again and again, and we knew we wanted to test our young hitting group. There are many positive aspects in this department.
“I think Babar Azam has been fantastic and he has taken his cricket to another level – question marks have always been around Babar in terms of his test cricket – I think they will definitely disappear – from now on he will only I think Shan Masood has played exceptionally well, Asad Shafiq has played two innings and that has been important to us, others have come on occasion, but we have not had enough runs. “
The 50-year-old said there was no reason to blame the coaches, but believe improvements needed to be made in the strike department.
“Leave the coaches alone, the amount of work Grant Flower is doing with these bats would be hard (to blame),” Arthur said.
“Certainly the batsmen have to analyze their batting technique, and there’s a reason why no subcontinent team in South Africa has ever won, simply because the Asians stay on the side of the ball here, making them short balls I have to be off the ball, we need to develop a game plan for these techniques, and we’ve met to some extent, but there is still a lot to do. “
Arthur, however, was against Azhar Ali, who had only made 59 runs in the series with an average of 9.83. “I repeat that Azhar Ali is a good player, he will go through these form-gaps, I think,” said Arthur.
“On a wicket that bounces, we have to do some technical work, there was a trend that he similarly left four times and he admits it first, he admitted yesterday that he came back on Olivier’s line If he goes away and plays for Somerset, he’ll take some time for us, and we’ll check it again in September. “
Pakistan’s next test will take place in September against Sri Lanka, who is also the start of the Test Championship for them.
“We have a pretty high standard as a Pakistani cricket team and we hate to lose, I can not handle myself well in a 3-0 draw, and I know it’s not good with the locker room,” said Arthur.
“I can never complain about the attitude and work ethic of the team, they have worked hard on their abilities, our next test series is in September, which marks the start of the Test Championship, and we now have plenty of time to see who fits The goal is to build a site that can win all over the world. “
Meanwhile, South African head coach Ottis Gibson and assistant skipper Dean Elgar praised the batting crew for achieving decent results on the board.
“As bad as people said the doors were, we have two quality dogs and a good many fifty,” Gibson said.
“Temba Bavuma was outstanding in this series, he never got a hundred, but the work he did, Hashim (Amla) in both innings in this match, and especially on the third day, we could easily have chosen the team played Hashim and then Quinny (Quinton de Kock) also scored a brilliant hundred hour.
“I keep telling the batters,” If the gates are like that, you do not need to get 500. If we score 260 points in the first innings, with our four fast bowlers on a fast hopping track, that’s a great score. Because we know that we can put a team under what we did.
“They may complain outside the locker room, but inside the locker room, none of the thugs complains about the pitches, we just stay in there and try to get as many runs as possible to give our bowlers the chance to operate.”
Elgar, who performed in the third test as captain of Faf du Plessis, said: “Theunis (de Bruyn) is inexperienced at this level, and (Zubayr) Hamza came to his test debut, and that will always be hard The pressure and intensity, which you are facing at the test level will be higher than the ones you know at the domestic level.
“You have to have some inexperienced boys because they have to push the game in a few years, so it’s important that we take these guys with them, they have to play, that’s the only way they can play.” Gather experience. Unfortunately, you have to go through some failures in your career, but it’s about how you can recover from those failures. “
Gibson said the team will continue to play the cricket brand they’ve played in recent years.
“We will certainly continue to play this cricket brand because it is successful, and ultimately we want to be, we want to be successful, and if it works for us, we will continue that trend.”