How Gary Kirsten can do a great service to Pakistan cricket by improving our left-hand batters

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While Gary Kirsten may have been primarily selected as head coach for strategy, May be PCB can task him with doing some work in off season with some of our left handers, given his own background and experience.

In particular:
1. Fakhar. Work on minor technical flaws, sometimes getting cramped for room, off side game, scoop shot, shot selection, increasing consistency.
2. Saim. Shot selection, playing short ball better and not always in the air, strike rotation, etc.
3. Saud. Strike rotation, big hitting, handling short pitch bowling.
4. Shan. Lbw issues early in innings, wild hoicks main way of getting boundaries in white ball often, facing quality spin, improving overall technique and performance across formats.

I am no expert, there may be other flaws besides some of these things that come to mind.

If he can be used to bring 10 to 20% improvement with above lefties, it could be very helpful to our white ball teams and in some cases to our test team.

It's hard to make any significant change with players during series or tournament but off season is a great time to do it.
 
Fakhar definitely has some problem in his technique that needs to be fixed. He just cannot play a ball that is on good length on the 3rd-4th stump.

Saim's problem is his ego to play good-looking shots like his NO-Look shot that is gonna cost him wicket more often and that pull shot.

Shan also struggles with deliveries outside off stump.

Kirsten definitely can help these players overcome these problem and even if he had to go all harsh on them, he should.

His 2 years should make some difference but players have to try themselves and should be willing to learn.

The real test will most probably be Kirsten working on the unity of this team.
 
While Gary Kirsten may have been primarily selected as head coach for strategy, May be PCB can task him with doing some work in off season with some of our left handers, given his own background and experience.

In particular:
1. Fakhar. Work on minor technical flaws, sometimes getting cramped for room, off side game, scoop shot, shot selection, increasing consistency.
2. Saim. Shot selection, playing short ball better and not always in the air, strike rotation, etc.
3. Saud. Strike rotation, big hitting, handling short pitch bowling.
4. Shan. Lbw issues early in innings, wild hoicks main way of getting boundaries in white ball often, facing quality spin, improving overall technique and performance across formats.

I am no expert, there may be other flaws besides some of these things that come to mind.

If he can be used to bring 10 to 20% improvement with above lefties, it could be very helpful to our white ball teams and in some cases to our test team.

It's hard to make any significant change with players during series or tournament but off season is a great time to do it.
Saud already does all the things you mentioned, he's only weak against short ball bowling which is why he was crap on the bilo bounce aussie pitches.

The major changes that are needed is to kick babar and rizwan out. Babar from captaincy and rizwan and everyone else in this dosti regime for good
 
Your national coach can’t help you on technical stuff, what he can do however is to help you use what you know at the right time.
 
Gary was a tuktuk batter if I remember correctly.

So, not sure how much help he can provide considering modern day batting is much different.
 
We have very few left handed players in the circuit right now but one we have is Saud Shakeel, we are not giving him a chance.

I am sure he can be a very good T20 and ODI batter too.
 
You can also add Khushdil Shah in the list who can be a good option in the middle order for team Pakistan in T20 cricket.
 
You can also add Khushdil Shah in the list who can be a good option in the middle order for team Pakistan in T20 cricket.
nah... he already had his chances but never performed... he is not an international material!
 
You can see who is looking dead serious about the game. Wahab is just chilling around.

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