Waqar Younis satisfied with bowling unit’s performance

LAHORE: Legendary pacer and Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis has expressed satisfaction with the performance of his bowling unit in the recently-concluded series against South Africa.

Speaking in a virtual press conference today (Saturday), Waqar said, “I am satisfied with the performance of our bowlers against South Africa. There is always room for improvement and we will not mask our weaknesses.”

“Bowlers concede runs as it is part of T20 cricket. Haris Rauf, Faheem Ashraf and Hasan Ali are giving their 100 percent,” he said. Younis added that the management was keeping an eye on the bowling of veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez and will use his services if required.

He said, “We haven’t needed Hafeez till now but we are monitoring his bowling. He bowls every day in the nets. If Hafeez can bowl, that will increase our bowling strength.”

The bowling coach also rubbished the workload concerns regarding left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi, saying that the team management is monitoring the workload of all bowlers and will rotate them when needed.

“We are monitoring bowlers’ workload. Players got enough rest after PSL got postponed, so there is no issue of fatigue. We will discuss where and how to give opportunities to our backup bowlers in upcoming series against Zimbabwe,” he concluded.