Lahore, April 23, 2015 (PPI-OT): PCB Chairman Shaharyar Mohammad Khan has taken note of Team Pakistan’s dismal performance against Bangladesh, which led to the whitewash in the ODI series. But, he says, “We shall not be pressing any panic buttons but will wait for the tour’s end before engaging in a thorough review of all factors.”
“Like all cricket fans in Pakistan, I am deeply disappointed at the ODI whitewash in Bangladesh. We are playing a highly proficient Bangladesh team that has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few years. Yet such a display was unanticipated. We shall not be pressing any panic buttons but will wait for the tour’s end before engaging in a thorough review of all factors.
“As Misbah has sad, this is a new and young team which will take time to get together. “Despite the losses, there have been some encouraging performances, notably by captain Azhar Ali, who has led by example, Mohammad Rizwan, Saad Nasim and Sami Aslam.
“We need specially to evaluate fitness and fielding issues and also the mental strength of our boys, which was found wanting. “We remain high on the ICC’s Test and Twenty20 I ladders but need to improve our ODI rating. I am sure given time this young team will show results.”
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