MANCHESTER: Pakistan’s head coach Mickey Arthur has backed the under-fire Shoaib Malik saying that it’s unfair to say that all-rounder has failed within the event.
The 37-year-old all-rounder fell for a duck in opposition to Australia final week. Earlier, he might rating simply eight runs in opposition to England in Nottingham, a sport during which different Pakistan batsmen appeared excellent.
“Shoaib Malik did not play the West Indies crew due to steadiness of crew. He batted within the final three overs in opposition to England and failed in opposition to Australia,” Arthur stated.
“So to say he is failed, there’s not a lot of a barometer simply but. That can be decided over the subsequent couple of video games.”
The top coach added that the sport in opposition to India is an actual alternative for Shoaib Malik to indicate what he has acquired and his expertise can be essential for in any other case a younger Pakistan crew.
“Shoaib Malik brings a hell of so much to our dressing room. He’s an unbelievable crew man. He has unbelievable abilities, and I am hoping that, on the largest stage tomorrow, these abilities come to the fore,” Arthur stated.
“That is nonetheless a reasonably younger cricket crew. Shoaib Malik’s expertise, Mohammad Hafeez’s expertise tomorrow will go a great distance out within the center to assist these younger boys by it.”
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