Yousaf asks Misbah to change his batting position

Ex-team captain suggests Misbah to bat at number three

ISLAMABAD – Legendary batsman Mohammad Yousuf has asked skipper Misbah-ul-Haq to change his batting position in one-day internationals.

Talking to a private TV channel, Yousaf said that Pakistan need to do well in the next World Cup and for that Misbah has to change his batting position and lead the team by example. He said that Misbah should bat at number three in one-day internationals because his batting style.

He said that the batting style of Misbah will be helpful for the team in this format when he comes lower down the order. Despite the fact that conditions in one-day internationals are now loaded in favour of the batsmen, Pakistani batsmen did not play up to the mark in first test against Sri Lanka, the former captain said.

"Things are much more comfortable for the batsmen in one-day these days with so many power plays and five fielders inside the circle,” he said. The senior batsman said that Pakistan team management needed on bringing consistency and stability to the batting order before the World Cup.

"I have played in Australia and New Zealand and I know that if the batsmen don’t score there than you can’t expect to do well in this mega event,” Yousuf stated.

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