*ISLAMABAD - The 5-0 whitewash that Pakistan suffered at the hands of Australia has raised a number of concerns that need to be addressed by the Men in Green as they prepare to send their best players to the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019.*
One such area was the dearth of big hitters in the team, admitted Pakistan cricket head coach Mickey Arthur, who said that he is concerned with the issue.
“That is one of our areas of concern, it is to make sure that we try and make out guys bat at those positions as best as they can, that as a reason we used Faheem Ashraf in two games. The reason we took Faheem there is to give him a little bit of batting experience,” said Arthur while addressing a press conference on Tuesday.
The head coach further said that they are working a number of players to improve this aspect of the game. “We have worked really hard with Imad Wasim in that role, Hasan [Ali] can hit the ball at long distances, Shadab Khan has worked very hard on that aspect of his game. We work consistently on the power hitting of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik.
“But it is an area that is a worry, and I have to work incredibly hard with it or look to rectify that,” he said.