Javed Miandad urge Mickey Arthur to have more game-plans

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Batting legend Javed Miandad on Monday urged Coach Mickey Arthur to devise different strategies for the players according to the situation on the field in order to get better results in the game.

It may be mentioned here that Pakistan was whitewashed by New Zealand in the ODI series however the green-shirts clinched the Twenty20 series by 2-1, claiming No. 1 spot on T20 rankings.

Talking to the state run news agency, Miandad said that the mentality of Pakistani players is different from foreigners and the coach needs to train them the way they want it to be.

“Don’t force your stuff on players, train them the way they want and better results would come,” he asked Mickey.

Miandad said that the coach must have four to five plans in mind according to the game’s situation. “At our times we used to send signals on the field to players for devising different strategies according to the situation,” he said and added nowadays these things are lacking.

He said that our top five batsmen must also focus on taking singles and doubles instead of hitting poor shots and going back to the pavilion. “Not taking singles and doubles will over burden the middle order resulting in losing the match,” he said.

Miandad said that our top five batsmen must focus on playing maximum overs in a 50 over match. “If the other team can score 200 or 300 runs, then our players can also,” he said.

“Our players need to improve their fielding as saving runs can lead to a low total of the other team on the scoreboard,” he said.

Speaking about the T20 series, he lauded the players for making a superb comeback in the T20s after the ODI series loss.