South Africa series will be Misbahul Huq last as head coach?
Pakistan head coach, Misbah-ul-Haq, has lately been under fire for Pakistan’s poor performances. It has been rumored that Misbah might be replaced as the head coach of Pakistan in the near future and some sources have even reported that Pakistan’s series against South Africa will be Misbah’s last as head coach. ------------------------------
Misbah has, however, claimed that his future is not dependent on the outcome of the South Africa series. “I don’t think that [my future as head coach] has anything to do with the South Africa series. I have always played cricket under pressure and you have to perform. You can never have any security or assurances,” Misbah said.
According to reports, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has already contacted foreign coaches, Andy Flower and Gary Kirsten, to replace Misbah as the head coach of the national team. PCB CEO, Wasim Khan, has rubbished away those rumors and said that PCB has not been in contact with any other coach.
The national team management has been under pressure due to Pakistan’s poor performance on the tour of New Zealand and for their handling of Mohammad Amir’s retirement issue. Many cricketing fans believe that the team management should be replaced as Pakistan cricket has not progressed under them. ------------------------------
Misbah and the rest of the team management believe that Pakistan is currently in a rebuilding phase with an abundance of young talent that can get the team out of this rut.
Misbah’s future at the moment is uncertain and he might solidify his position if Pakistan manages to win the Test and T20I series against the Proteas.