Originally Posted by AHMAD\
How exactly is coach responsible?
I will ask you what exactly the coach been doing? U mentioned temperament, so here are my qts
1 - Have the batsman temperament improved?
2 - Have the fielding standards improved?
3 - Have the shot selection improved?
4 - Have the team strategies improved?
5 - Have the team combination improved? I am deliberately not talking abt selection itself because the squad is selected by selection comittee by playing XI is done by coach and captain.
We have now lost 3 ODI series in a row and indian series will be white wash on current form. In Asia cup we faced on good team i.e India and got our asses handed to us, we barely squeezed passed by BD, same BD which not even a month ago were beaten by us in a dominant fashion.
Lets see how we do in T20 and more imp T20 WC if we lose that chances are lot of the current crop would be either retiring or shown the door, then coach would be saying oh we have new team and the cycle will continue.
Whatmore might be a good coach, infact a great coach but I don't think he can do much with Pak team, its like woolmer one of the nicest person and a very very good coach yet we got our asses handed to us in aus against aus, barely evened out series in india, out of WC in 1st round.
Pak need domestic coaches, infatc what pak need is not a coach but a good team manager, call it head coach under which we have 3 coaches, batting, bowling and fielding. A good team manager/strategist couple with young captain and good selection team. All should be pakistanis, under pakistani management Pak has done relatively better then under foriegn coaching staff.
And plz don't talk abt professionalism etc etc, cricketers are product of society yahan kaheen professionalism nahi hai so don't expect them to be professional like western players.