Aqib Javed, the head coach of Lahore Qalandars, believes Pakistan shall commence for the second test at Southampton with Sohail Khan instead of Naseem Shah.
He says Sohail can be handy with the reverse swing like Anderson was in the first test. Furthermore, Aqib believes Men in Green lost the match because of their lack of sight towards the ball.
He added Sohail shall have played Old Trafford’s test as Shaheen is not mature enough to look after the ball being unaware of how to reverse it.
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“Pakistan will need Sohail Khan in Southampton. He can replace Naseem Shah in the side. Sohail will have the responsibility to look after the ball for a reverse swing like James Anderson does for England. Pakistan lost the Old Trafford Test because they couldn’t look after the ball. When nothing works for you, then only reverse swing does,” said Javed.
“Sohail should have played at the Old Trafford pitch. Shaheen Afridi is not that mature to know how to look after the ball and how to reverse it. There needs to be someone who knows how to prepare the ball to extract reverse swing. Naseem is very young and has no idea how to prepare it either.
“On the other hand, Abbas doesn’t depend on the reverse swing at all. So the team management made a big mistake by not playing Sohail Khan because he is the best exponent of reverse swing in Pakistan.”
It seems like the former cricketer wishes to eliminate Naseem Shah, Mohammad Abbas, and Shaheen Shah Afridi at once and wants to include Sohail Khan as a replacement for all three cricketers.