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Experienced Quicks Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz stopped the cricket test last year to focus on the short format and weaknesses of Pakistan’s bowling then were exposed in Australia

Bowling coach Waqar Younis wants Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to formulate a policy to stop players from suddenly dropping the test format, the former captain said on Monday.

Experienced Quicks Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz stopped the Test cricket last year to focus on the short format and weakness of Pakistani bowling then were exposed in Australia where they lost both the Test and Twenty20 series.

“Of course you cannot stop anyone or force anyone. But there must be a policy by the council,” Waqar said in a video conference with reporters.

“If a star player suddenly leaves, or drops the format, that is a big setback for the team. You are forced to fast track beginners, which is a big problem and we face it without Amir and Wahab.

“I’m not saying we will win in Australia with them, but we can do better, benefit from their experience.”

Waqar feels that Pakistan needs a larger collection of fast bowlers to cope with cricket demand with an excess supply and is optimistic he can help create it.

“The way crickets develop, having four-five fast bowlers is not enough,” he said.

“You might need four to five adult bowlers for trial cricket. But for shorter formats, you need a larger set of bowlers, who can share a large workload.

“Naseem (Shah), Musa (Khan), Haris (Rauf), Dilbar (Hussain) … if we can utilize them with Amir, Wahab and (Mohammad) Abbas, I think we can have 8-10 fast bowler batteries.

“And once we have it, we will never be affected by anyone who stops suddenly and can play it.

“The strength of the bench is very important. You have to make a group, even those who sit on the bench are the winners of the match.”


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