Ian Bishop optimistic after changes in Pakistan cricket

Bishop conveyed his hope to see a Pakistan team that consistently delivers the best performances

By Web Desk
November 18, 2023
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Former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop has voiced optimism for a new chapter in Pakistan cricket following substantial structural changes post the ICC World Cup 2023.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Bishop conveyed his hope to see a Pakistan team that consistently delivers the best performances.

"Shake-ups happening in Pakistan cricket post Cricket World Cup. My wish is that it ushers in an era where we get to see a Pakistan team that performs “more consistently” to their full potential," Bishop wrote.

The renowned commentator further stressed on the prevailing perception of the Pakistan cricket team as unpredictable, having the ability to defeat any opponent on a given day but struggling to maintain consistency in their performances.

"As a West Indian, I hate the “can beat anyone on their day” tag. Everyday matters," he further added.

The recent changes in Pakistan's cricket leadership have caused quite a stir in the cricketing world. Babar Azam, who captained the team, surprisingly decided to step down. Following his departure, Shan Masood took over as the new Test captain, while Shaheen Shah Afridi was given the reins for the T20 side.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Hafeez assumed the role of director, bringing his vast experience to guide the team from a managerial position. Additionally, Wahab Riaz has taken on the crucial role of chief selector.

The new coaching panel will be announced in due course with Umar Gul (fast bowling), Saeed Ajmal (spin bowling), Shahid Aslam (Assistant coach) and Abdul Majid (fielding coach) likely to be part of it.