5 reasons why Waqar Younis should be the next bowling coach of Bangladesh
There was once a time when teams dreaded the prospect of playing against Pakistan. And who wouldn’t? The likes of Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis always instilled fear in the hearts of the batsmen.
Waqar, in particular, was unplayable for a couple of years in the 90s. I remember being a kid and always wondering why Waqar was the one who got most of the wickets for Pakistan.
Not only did he have pace, he also had the uncanny skill of reverse swinging the ball viciously. It was this ability that allowed him to acquire so many scalps during his time as a cricketer. After retirement, he took up coaching, but as of now, he is not the coach of any national team.
However, that could change if the Bangladesh Cricket Board decide to bring him in to replace the current coach, Courtney Walsh.
And here are 5 reasons why they should...
#5 Lack of form of pacers
For the last year or so, the pace department of the Bangladesh cricket team have suffered from a huge dip in form. The likes of Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman have not even been a shadow of their best selves and it is perhaps time for Bangladesh to completely overhaul their coaching structure and bring in Waqar Younis.
It is not that the talent has faded away, that never really happens, but perhaps the bowlers need a change in coaching methods. While Courtney Walsh has gone out of his way to make the bowlers feel as comfortable as possible, there are certain areas where it looks as though the coach hasn't been able to impart his knowledge on to the bowlers the way he would have liked to.
Both Walsh and Waqar were two of the finest pacers in the 90s, but the Bangladeshi...