Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq on Saturday indicated that there may not be wholesale changes in the Pakistani team for the upcoming home series against Zimbabwe, saying that the team is already composed of young players.
While speaking to media officials in Lahore, the former captain said that the national team is already pretty young and might only need minor tweaking instead of mass chopping and changing.
“The Pakistan team is already composed of young players,” he said. “It had lost two senior players right after the World Cup.
“[In fact], we might change a thing or two to make the team even stronger.”
Explaining that the seemingly unimportant Zimbabwe home series is actually important, Misbah said: “We should keep in mind that the points earned from the ODI series would count towards World Cup qualification.”
He also underscored that finding new combinations and creating able back-ups were among his priorities while structuring the team.
The Zimbabwean side is considered one of the weakest ones in the world, leading some to suggest that the series be used to experiment with young untried talent.
Earlier, Misbah-ul-Haq had expressed disappointment over Pakistan’s performance in the three-Test series and T20Is played in England.
He had also highlighted the positive things from the tour saying, “On the tour, we should have won the Test series 1-0 and T20 series 2-0.
The results of the series will always be regretted but despite it, we have found a lot of positive things.”