Pakistan's batting coach Younis Khan said on Saturday that he is not in tune with the way players are selected for the national team. Speaking at a virtual press conference, the former Pakistan captain clarified that there is a need to set a benchmark for selecting players in the senior team, especially for batsmen. Recently the Pakistan team played a limited-overs series against South Africa, which won.
Younis Khan said, "Yes, we need a benchmark. We need to look at how much cricket experience a player has in that format before considering it for selection. How much responsibility he is willing to take and he is a performer. Is it a player or not. I am not in favor of selecting players based on limited franchise cricket performance. " They do not consider the performance of domestic cricket and league cricket to be completely correct.
He said, "I agree that players must have proper first-class and List A cricket experience before being considered for selection. You need to see how capable a player is to adjust to international standards and cricket. When he is elected to Pakistan. " The former batsman, who is Pakistan's highest run-scorer in Tests with the most centuries, said that players are sometimes selected due to the pressure put on their YouTube channels by the media, former players, and analysts.
Younis Khan said, "Yes it happens, pressure is put on these media platforms to select a raw player and the expectations are high on the YouTube channel and that player, so that when he fails he can't handle it. " Younis Khan, former captain of the Pakistan team, reminded that in the past Pakistan produced quality batsmen, as they came through the proper system of first-class and List A matches.