Mohammad Sami was not properly used by Misbah ul Haq, says Rashid Latif – Cricket News Update

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Mohammad Sami was not properly used by Misbah ul Haq, says Rashid Latif – Cricket News Update
After an unimpressive comeback in international cricket,, who believes that the fast bowler was not properly used by Misbah ul Haq on the Sri Lankan tour.
The 31-year-old returned to the national team after a gap of more than two years, having performed quite well in the inaugural edition of the Premier League (BPL). PCB announced three different squads for the tour of Sri Lanka, with Sami winning
the selectors’ confidence in each version.
The tearaway fast bowler, who burst into the international scene by picking up a five-wicket haul in his very first Test against in 2001, was tipped for greatness, but after a decade’s struggle, Sami remains a potential unfulfilled.
He was given a chance in the third Test of the series at Pallekele but managed to pick just one scalp, when he trapped in front of the stumps in the first innings.
After a mixed performance against the Islanders, there are question marks about his place in the team once again. Rashid however, while talking to
Pakpassion, expressed that the fast bowler never enjoyed Misbah’s confidence, resulting in an ineffective performance.
Sami has played under Rashid’s leadership in 2003-04 and his former skipper still believes that he is a cricketer with immense talent.
“Mohammad Sami would have led from the front had there been a different captain. He was selected for all the three formats but wasn’t given a central contract,” Rashid said. “Nobody knows Sami better than me. He began his career and performed well under
my captaincy.”
On the other side of the coin, Rashid slammed Pakistan’s batting performance against a mediocre bowling attack, which possesses since Muttiah Muralitharan’s retirement. The former captain observed that the Green Shirts tend to struggle against
the left-arm spinners and the medium-pacers, who can swing the ball in to the batsmen.
He added, “Our batsmen struggle against inswing and left-arm spin. The Sri Lankans used their left-arm spinner well and they had Kulasekara who brings the ball in to the right-handers. When the bowler pitches the ball up, our batsmen, including Hafeez, Younis,
Misbah and – all are candidates for leg before wicket.”



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