‘Pakistan need power-hitting coach for T20 games’

Disappointed with Pakistan team’s poor performance against a second-string Sri Lankan side who beat them 2-0 in the three-match Twenty20 home series, former skipper Ramiz Raja believes the green-shirts need a power-hitting coach to correct the players’ direction in the game’s shortest format. — Photo courtesy Ramiz Speaks YouTube channel/File

ISLAMABAD: Disappointed with Pakistan team’s poor performance against a second-string Sri Lankan side who beat them 2-0 in the three-match Twenty20 home series, former skipper Ramiz Raja believes the green-shirts need a power-hitting coach to correct the players’ direction in the game’s shortest format.

Pakistan were stunned by Sri Lanka who won the first T20 International by 64 runs at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium under lights on Saturday. The hosts went short by 36 runs in the second game at the same venue on Monday.

“Misbah-ul-Haq has been over burdened after he was handed the coaching responsibilities of all formats. I feel we need to bring in a power-hitting coach for the shorter format, to correct the direction of the players,” Ramiz said on his YouTube channel.

Ramiz said the ICC Twenty20 World Cup was a few games away and if Pakistan won’t select the right players for the game then the team would be troubled in the tournament.