Lahore: Head coaches of six Cricket Association have shared their strategy behind forming teams ahead of the upcoming National T20 Cup, scheduled to start from September 30 in Multan.
All the coaches dissected their squad in the latest edition of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) podcast.
Northern head coach Mohammad Wasim is eager to replicate the same performances from his side as they won the competition last year.
“You’ll witness every variation in Northen’s team. Our strength is very similar this year too from last year where there was a combination of youngsters and seniors,” He said.
“We have tried to cover all the demands of T20 cricket like power hitters, good finishers, pacers, swing bowlers and quality spinners,” he added.
The new head coach of the Balochistan region Faisal Iqbal is keen to go one step forward after the side played the final of the tournament.
“Our aim is to perform better from last year. We have tried to create a good blend of juniors and seniors,” Faisal said.
“We have planned to portray the best about the concept of first and second XI on how we can give better opportunities to the junior team in the second XI side,” he added.
Former all-rounder Abdul Razzaq, the new head coach of the side thinks that youngsters will learn good cricket from seniors.
“Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Imran, Asad Afridi and Mohammad Haris, a good wicket-keeper will blend with seniors and will work hard on them with pure intention,” Razzaq said.
“There are Test cricketers in our management that will help out youngsters and I hope they will play in the future Pakistan cricket team,” he added.
Sindh’s head coach Basit Ali has emphasized that they have shown dependence on youngsters this year. “I along with three other coaches have focused mostly on young players and have shown trust in them while making the team,” Basit said.
Head coach of Southern Punjab, Abdul Rehman has also shown his faith and try to make a team which comprises of youngsters. “We have tried to induct youngsters, who in the future can serve Pakistan and have the full potential to compete at the highest level.”
Shahid Anwar has revealed that their key strategy while making the team was to stay connected with the National High-Performance Center (NHPC). “We have tried to align our strategy with the NHPC and according to the framework which is being discussed with us,” he said.